Shree Mahaprabhuji’s Pragatyotsav Celebration

Shree Mahaprabhuji’s Pragatyotsav Celebration

 

Shree Mahaprabhuji's Pragatyotsav Celebration

 

Tilak Darshan : 12:00 PM

 

JAGAT GURU SHREEMAD VALLABHACHARYAJI

Dear young Pushti Jeevs, can you imagine that we would be lost in this big world and would not be able to recognize the spiritual purpose of our life & also the swaroop of almighty Shree Krishna and his divine leelas if this greatest of the greatest soul 'Shree Vallabh' would not be born.

India, as we all know has been time and again blessed and honoured by the appearance of incarnations of God himself. Shree Ram and Shree Krishna and their followers have honoured this land. Great men like Shree Ramanujacharya, Adi Shankracharya have been born here. Great thinkers and Rishis are the pride of our country.

 

Amongst all these great men Shree Mahaprabhuji has made a remarkable impression and occupied an unique place in Indian culture as a scholar, a genius, a philosopher and a religious preacher.

SHREE MAHAPRABHUJI'S PERSONALITY AND SWAROOP

1. Personality of Shree Vallabh is very impressive and influential. He looks very divine in his simple dhoti and uparna and tilak on his shining forehead.

2. Shree Mahaprabhuji wears no ornaments, but only tulsi kanthi around his neck and being a Brahmin, he wears Yagnopavit.
3. His face is very sweet and he is very calm and silent in nature.
4. Lord Shree Krishna sent Shree Mahaprabhuji on earth for the upliftment of innumerable souls who have been separated from the Lord.
5. Shree Mahaprabhuji is Shree Thakorji's own 'Swaroop' as quoted in 'Vallabhaashtakam' - 'Vastuutah Krishna eva' meaning Shree vallabh is 'actually Krishna himself'.
6. Shree Mahaprabhuji is also called 'Vaishvanar' or Agni Swaroop, his presence burns away the turmoils and mental discontentment of people who come to him.
7. Shree Mahaprabhuji loved every being equally irrespective of caste, creed or birth. He has followers from all walks of life, king to a common man. To him all were equal.
8. He is divinity, peace & love personified.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF SHREE MAHAPRABHUJI

 

From 8th Century onwards various Acharyas came forward with their own systems to establish devotion as a path to reach God.

To name a few:-
1. 8th Century - Shankaracharyaji (Mayavad)
2. 11th Century - Ramanujacharya (Vishtaadvait)
3. 12th Century - Nimbarakacharya (Dwaitvad)
4. 13th Century - Madhvacharya (Dwait Advait)
5. 15th Century - Vallabhacharyaji (Suddhadvait Brahmavad)

 

We will understand in simple words this view or the philosophy of Shree Vallabhacharyaji. Shree Vallabh saw that devotion had lost its meaning and people were puzzled at the concept of religion and set out to put the things right and draw people back towards religion. He debated extensively with great scholars and learned men and earned their respect and admiration. After defeating Mayavad Scholars, he propounded the philosophy called 'Shuddhadvait Brahmvad'. He used vedas Brahmasutra, Bhagwadgita and Bhagwatji as basis of his Philosophy. He explained the relation between Brahma (God, Parmatma) Universe (Jagat) and soul (atma or jeev).

According to him Brahma is the ultimate truth and the purest. He has created Jagat and Jeevs (atma). Since jagat and jeev spring from the source Brahma, his creations are also true and Pure, and are an extention of Brahma.

 

Eg. Sun is the pure source of light and energy - and the rays of the sun which come out are also the form of light and energy thus both are pure.

Shree Mahaprabhuji established the relationship of Jeev, Jagat and Ishwar -(non-dualism) and was honoured as 'Jagat Guru' and his 'Kanakabhishek' was done in Vidhyanagar.