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Sri Sri Radha Gopaljiu ISKCON Gadei Giri Mandir

Sri Sri Radha GopaljiuSri Gopal - The Supreme Thief

"Those who are such dear devotees completely surrendered at the lotus feet of Krsna with love. They offer their prayers to that Krsna. Please take away everything from me, you are such a great thief, supreme thief. He is the leader of the thieves. Krsna is supreme in all respect. Isn’t it? So in stealing business He is also supreme. You are famous as a great thief in Brajabhumi. You are a butter thief. In all houses of all the gopis you are stealing butter. So you are famous in Vrajabhumi as such a thief. You have also stolen the garments of gopis. Those who take shelter at Your lotus feet, You steal their sinful reactions accumulated for innumerable lives. You are such a thief. I pay my obeisances to such a supreme thief. You have stolen the heart of Radharani. You have stolen the bluishness from the cloud, shyam. You steal everything from those devotees who take complete shelter at your lotus feet, you steal everything from them... It’s better, let Him steal. Steal me completely. That is our prayer. Why allow maya to steal you? Pray to Krsna. Beg mercy of Krsna to steal you completely. Such a devotee says, “Oh Supreme thief, Oh Krsna. You have stolen everything from me. Wealth, prestige, senses, life everything you have stolen. Now you are running away. Such a thief stealing everything now you are running away. No, I catch You now. I catch hold of You now. You cannot run away. Now I will bind You up with this rope of love.”

- Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja

Sri Gopal Jiu

kasturi-tilakam lalata-patale vaksah-sthale kaustubham
nasagre vara-mauktikam kara-tale venuh kare kankanam
sarvange hari-candanam su-lalitam kanthe ca muktavali
gopa-stri-parivestito vijayate gopala-cuda-manih


All glories to the crest jewel of cowherd boys known as Gopal, who has a musk tilaka-mark on His forehead, the kaustubha jewel on His chest, a graceful pearl on the tip of His nose, a flute in His hand, a bracelet on His wrist, graceful sandalwood paste on all of His limbs, a necklace of pearls on His neck, and who is surrounded by a host of gopis. [Sri-Gopala-sahasra-nama, text 28]


Sri Gopaljiu's Lotus Like Face

Sri Sri Radha Gopaljiu

The Beloved of HDG
Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja's Heart


That Gopal Deity is there. He is my beloved Deity. He has occupied my heart. So when I was a mere boy, during my childhood days I spent all my time doing kirtan, dancing, chanting Hare Krsna everyday, evening and morning I am spending most of my time there. When I was reading in highschool I was staying there in Gadei Giri and most of the time I would devote myself to dancing, chanting and doing kirtan before Gopal. So I neglected to go to my school and study also. So when the examination time came I have not studied anything but I still sit the examination - I pass! How is it? Wonderful! I have not studied anything! How He helped me wonderfully, miraculously! (Laughing!)

Darsan with disciples,
Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaj

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