Mathura; A District Memoir

Mathura; A District Memoir

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...He drank in with his very eyes the essence of bliss and gave it to every client who supported the cause of the female divinity. Night and day imbibing the honeyed draught of sweet song and cherishing it in his soul, with no thought but for Syama and Syam. How is it possible to declare such incomparable merit? the soul is enraptured at the sound more than at that of any other name." By his later wives he had two sons, Braj Chand and Krishan Chand, of whom the latter built a temple to Radha Mohan, which is still in the possession of his descendants. The former was the ancestor of the present Gosains of the temple of Radha Vallabh, the chief shrine of the sect. This was built by one of his disciples, a Kayath named Sundar Das, who held the appointment of treasurer at Delhi. One of the pillars in the front gives the date as Sambat 1683. An earlier inscription, of 1641, was noticed by Professor Wilson, but this would seem to have been over the gateway leading into the outer court, which since then has fallen down and been removed. On the opposito side of the street is a monument to the founder, which however the present generation of Gosains are too ungrateful to keep in repair. They are the descendants of Braj Chand's four sons, Sundar-Bar, Radha Ballabh Das, Braj-Bhiikhan and Nagar Bar Ji; and the heads of the four families so derived are now Daya Lai, Manohar Ballabh, Sundar L l and the infant son at JKanhajya Lai. The Rxdhx-sudhx-nidhi. 203 Hari Vans was himself the author of two poems; the one, the Chaurdsi Pada, or 1 84 Stanzas, ' in Hindi; the other the Rddhd Sudhd Nidhi, or ' Treasury of Radha's Delights, ' in 170 Sanskrit couplets. The latter, though not much read, is held in great esteem and, regarded solely as a piece of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788893
  • 9781236788894