Braj Gopika Seva Mission Serves souls for ultimate welfare
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu ji Maharaj, the penultimate spiritual master of the entire world has dedicated invaluable gift to the mankind for their ultimate welfare andBraj Gopika Seva Mission, the spiritual and social organization-is having one vowto distribute that inexplicable, invaluable gem among the mass worldwide and drench each soul with that Raganuga form of devotion in which lies an unfathomable ocean of everlasting bliss.Scroll to view the journey
1988 The Kernel of BGSM
The seed of gigantic tree of devotion, the BGSM was sowed on 15th October, 1988 when 5th sole Jagadguru Shree Kripalu ji Maharaj gave Divyavastrato Poojaniya Raseshwari Devi ji, His new preacher. Embracing her Guru's order, she stepped out to spread the enigmatic and remarkable discourse of her Guru beyond the boundaries of nation. Determined to ensure the welfare of each jeev, she switched to deliver her pravachan in the various corners of nation. By the year 1999 , her pravachan was already being held in many places such as Durgh , Nayagarh , Tangi ,Ranpur , Itamati, Khordha, Bhubaneswar (many corners) , Cuttack , Dhenkanal , Baleswar, Bargarh , Aska, Bhanjnagar, Varnapur , Angul, Baripada, Bhadrak , Jabalpur, Keonjhar, Rourkela (many corners) , Shahid nagar, Sambalpur etc . From the year 1988 to 1999, spending the life as a traveler, she kept on roaming from one place to another.
Initial journey for world welfare
1996 Formation of Units
In order to translate such a grand mission into reality, this foundation founded units in all those places in which discourse has already taken place. The motive behind founding the units were - 1. To avail the golden opportunity of regular sadhana to the satsangees. 2. To bind the satsangees with Braj Gopika Seva Mission and Jagadguru Kripalu Parishad. 3. To guide them to perform human welfare activities. 4. To let them know the significance of all the festivals and thus inspiring them to celebrate them.
By the grace of Shri Maharaj Ji, Braj Gopika Seva Mission has performed unbelievably in the field of Prachar as well as anthropological activities. Innumerous people got the opportunity to relish the blissful company of Shri Maharaj Ji. Astonishing human service was spread with open arms. They got to contribute in terms of physical, mental as well as financial services in the constructions of wonders such as Prem Mandir. Bhakti Mandir, Bhakti Bhavan etc. They have shown such love and dedication towards their Guruvar that Shri Maharaj Ji himself has said this for the satsangees of Braj Gopika Seva Mission with a deep affection- "YOU ALL HAVE SIMPLY BROUGHT ME WITH YOUR INFINITE LOVE." According to her holiness Devi Ji, these are all nothing but a manifestation of the grace of Guru. This is the manifestation of his deep loving nature, him being Kripalu. It is he who does everything, but makes it appear as we all are doing it. In this duration maximum sum of people joined Braj Gopika Seva Mission serving Shri Maharaj Ji in his physical presence and did sadhana for their own transcendence. And Shri Maharaj Ji returned it in infinite folds, dedicating it for the welfare of the past, present as well as future generations forever. In this duration Braj Gopika Seva Mission has spread the discourse of Shri Maharaj Ji within as well as beyond the national boundaries in a rapid as well as broadened manner. This duration has witnessed the founding of maximum number of units. Those units are as follows- Dhanbad (two units), Jharia ( two units), Angul – 2, Varnapur-2, Bhagalpur, Bilaspur, BJB Nagar, Bada Bazaar, Durg -2, Jabalpur, Jamsedpur-2, Jodhpur-2 units, Udaipur-2 units, -Kota, Mujjafarpur-2 units, Nayapalli, Patna-4 units, Raigarh, Ujjain, Rajnandgaon, Jabalpur, Bhagalpur, Ranchi-3 units , Raniganj, Rourkela-3 units, Siligudi -2 units, Darjeeling, Gouhati, Shri Ganga Nagar, Amritsar, Asansol-3 Units, Bhavnagar, Bhavanipur Bikaner, Durgapur, Gwalior, Kota, Ludhiana, Nayapalli , Ratlam, Bidisha, Akola, Alber, Ambikapur, Amaeavati, Asansol, Balaghat, Balurghat, Bankuda, Barbil, Bela, Brahmour-2 units, Bilwada, Bishnupur, Bolpur, Bardhman-2 units, Chittorgarh, Daltonganj, Drabhanga, Deoghar, Dhanwantari, Gaya, Giridihar, Gaundian, Hazaribagh, Jagdalpur, Cuutack, Jalpaigudi, Junagarh , Jamsedpur-2, Katihar, Kalyani, Krishnanagar- 2 units, KorwA, Malda-2 units, Midinapur-2 units, Nagore, Patna-4 units, Porebandar, Purnia, Purulia, Ranigamj , Raipur, Shikarsodhpur, Shrirampur, Shehdol, Tamlu-2 units, Yabatmal.
The golden opportunity of regular sadhana to the devotees
1999 Foundation of BGSM
By the year 1999, many a number of people had joined her and were relishing the opportunity of listening and practicing practical sadhna in her presence by going to her discourse destinations. Now they desired to do regular sadhna in her constant guidance. By that time onesuch dedicated soul has also joined her who was committed to give a grand shape to her Prachar. He wished that the astonishing life saving philosophy of Shri Maharaj Ji must reach to more number of people, more and more people must be availed of the opportunity of the wonderful sadhna. He had no care about his food, clothes or even taking rest. He was the one who had already recognized the originality of her holiness Devi Ji. He had already realized that he has to accompany her in her journey of spreading the brilliant discourse of Shri Maharaj Ji. He was none other than one of the major future preachers of Shri Maharaj Ji and co-founder of BGSM, Swami Shri Yugal Sharan Ji. His indomitable spirit and determination allured many a number of hearts and finally with the incessant efforts of Poojaniya Raseswari Devi Ji and Poojya Swami Shri Yugal Sharan Ji, the dream of foundation of BRAJ GOPIKA DHAM and the existence of BRAJ GOPIKA SEVA MISSION turned to be true in the year………
The motives that guided the foundation of Braj Gopika Seva Mission
Offering the wisdom of the brilliant discourse of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu ji Maharaj to each jeev which is known as KRIPALU BHAKTIYOG DARSHAN, which presents an unparalleled smooth blend of all possible philosophies (Nikhil darshan samanwayawadi), striking a beautiful harmony between materialism and spiritualism. 1. The aim is to offer this wonderful wisdom to each jeev, which would guarantee his/her access to the everlasting Divine Bliss. 2. To resolve all the conflicts between the varying scriptures and Vedas of Hindu religion. 3. To explore and decipher the real mysteries of the Vedas and scriptures and spread the nectar of unconditional devotion among the mass. 4. To exercise devotion in the practical spheres of life. 5."Everyone has the right on devotion"- To establish and demonstrate this truth in a practical manner, and cooperate the jeevs to walk upon the lucid path of devotion. 6. To accept as well as distribute the offerings, thus helping the needy in the material sphere.
The revolutionary juncture in the journey for the world welfare
2001 Foundation of other Ashrams by BGSM
During this period, the following Ashrams of Braj Gopika Seva Mission were founded-
In the year 2001, the founding stone of BHAKTI DHAM was laid in Navadweep, West Bengal. This center of Braj Gopika Seva Mission is situated in the holy land of Navadweep on the pious bank of River Ganga. This centre holds pivotal significance for us because in this land Shri Maharaj Ji gave us the glimpse of the same form in which He came 500 years before the Nadiyawasis as Shri Krishna chaitanya. It will be integratedly resoluted to keep this devotion intact in its real form. The holy flower immersion of Shri Kripalu ji Maharaj has also been accomplished here.
In the year 2004, in Jagganath Puri, Odisha, the founding stone of JAGADGURU DHAM was grounded. The motive behind founding this ashram was to bring before the world a harmonious collaboration of India, the land where all religion, all community meet; Jagganath Dham Puri, where Lord Jagannath , the very epitome of collaboration of all religions , all beliefs and the blender of all religious beliefs and philosophies that is the Nikhil darshan samanwayacharya Jagadguru Shri Kripalu ji Maharaj. To give this collaboration a solid shape, this project in the coming days will awe the world by mirroring the harmonizing form of 'Basudheiva Kutumbakam' of India, Jagganthdham Puri , Lord Jagganath and Shri Kripalu ji Maharaj. It will fill every heart with the belief for One God. Situated at a distance of two kms from Lord Jagganath Temple, filled with the vibrance of natural splendor, this Ashram will be one of the major destinations and contributors in the spreading of the Kripalu Bhaktiyog Darshan. All the spiritual, literary as well as scientific worlds today are intrigued by the Radiant personality of Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj, His divine literary creations and his practical method of Rupdhayn Sadhana which centres its focus on the engagement of mind in the sadhana rather than the external practices. They all find it remarkable and a topic worth exploration because they can realize its universal and timeless relevance to all lives. Therefore, this centre is committed to preserve this invaluable treasure lent by Shri Maharaj Ji in as detailed ways as possible and save and hand it to the upcoming generations.
During the establishment of fourth series of ashrams, "Kripalu Kunj" came into existence in Darjeeling, West Bengal. The Ashram is situated in Darjeeling which is filled with scenic beauty. 8000 metres above the sea level, with incomparable natural hue , this is the favourite place of satsangees for spiritual retreat. The natural scenic beauty of Kanchunjunga arouses the feeling to unite with god and resounds – "Hey, those who are enchanted by me, would'nt you like to meet my creator. My beauty is in no comparison with his, if only you could get a glimpse of it."
The centres which hold pivotal significance for devotees.
The Heart Touching Journey of Welfare
The departure to self abode of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj came in with a great shock for the Jagadguru family at the end of this period. On 13th October, 2013 Shri Guruvar entrusting all the responsibilities of Jagadguru family with his three daughters, departed for his holy abode. This heart rendering event brought the lives of each and every member of this family to a complete pause, brought all the activities to a cease. Everyone started feeling bewildered and unfounded. For a while everybody was into self introspection. They got eager to get into the depth of Sadhna. Their longingness and restlessness for their saviour increased the responsibility of Braj Gopika Seva Mission. The duty to take care of the satsangees came upon the back of Braj Gopika Seva Mission.
The course of time, which unwinded immense selfless love for Hari and Guru in devotees.
The Ongoing Journey of Welfare
After 2014 Braj Gopika Seva Mission again started organizing discourses in public. During this period spiritual discourses were organized in places like Banswada, Begusarai, Durgapur, Pali, Khandagiri, Amritsar, Jamshedpur etc. Now Braj Gopika Seva Mission started providing a new structure to its discourses and focused most of its time on the upliftment of its spiritual family so that in future it would help in promoting Maharaj Ji's philosophies in a rapid pace. Due to this, a lot many more Sadhna shivirs were organized like Annual sadhna Shivir, Jagadguru Sadhna shivir, Regional Sadhna Shivir, Quiescent sadhna Shivir, Youth Sadhna Shivir, Bal Bikas sadhna Shivir, Bhakti Yog sadhna shivir etc. Along with this, the organization wanted to open centres where different spiritual followers can be welcomed, the preaching process could be carried out on a vast scale and the followers could reach the true level of sadhna like what Maharaj Ji used to do during 40's and 50's. Braj Gopika Seva Mission was determined to utilize more and more of the sophisticated resources for the promotion and preaching of Maharaj Ji's philosophies which not only provide us with the utmost theoretical knowledge but itself is the best form of knowledge based on its practicality, which was relished by few fortunates during Maharaj Ji's early life.
Full focus is on the upliftment of its spiritual family to propagate Maharaj Ji's philosophies in rapid pace.
The journey continues - this is not the end, it's just a beginning.
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