Birsa Bhagwan | Bhagwan Birsa Munda

Birsa Bhagawan (20th century AD) is considered an avatar of the Sun god, Lord Surya Bhagavan. He was born in a lower class Munda community, in a village in Maharashtra, and he had dedicated his entire life in worshipping Lord Krishna, after he read about the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. His sect of Munda people began to convert themselves into other religions, and as a result, he began to spread the teachings of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu among his Munda community people.He lived a holy life, and his followers were attracted with his divine beauty and his capability.

Birsa Bhagawan began to dress like Chaitanya and used to sing songs in the Krishna temples of Dwaraka, Vrindavan and Mathura. Birsa Bhagawan was against caste differentiation and he began to treat all classes of people as alike.

People were highly impressed with his soft approach and through his nice discourses on Bhagavatham and Bhagavat Gita. He also relieved the diseases of the people, by praying to Lord Krishna. After living a selfless life for many years, after his death, he has attained the lotus feet of Lord Krishna.

Some of his teachings are as follows:-

1. Bow before Lord Krishna and worship him whole heartedly.

2. Think him as your divine master, and sincerely serve him in the temples, like his obedient servant.

3. Dedicate yourself in the “KRISHNA BHAKTI”, and surrender yourself on his holy feet.

4. Chant the names of Lord Krishna and sing songs on him.

5. Consider Lord Krishna as your father and mother, guru, guide and god.

6. Love others,and consider everyone similar to you.

7. Feel the presence of the almighty on your soul.

8. Adorn the Lord with fragrant flowers and offer the divine Prasad to him.

9. Visit the holy temples of Dwaraka, Vrindavan and Mathura.

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WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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