Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji
Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji resided on this earth from 1561 to 1659 and was born in Delhi. Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji was Sri Vitthal Vipul Dev ji’s disciple and his parents were Sri Surdhvaji and Srimati Godavari ji.
Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji was well versed in literature, and composed many pads, dohas sarotha, chaubla etc.
Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji spread the message of Rasopasna and was a rasik of very high caliber. Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji was completely detached from the worldly pleasures and served his Sampraday with full heart and soul.
Early morning, Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji used to bathe in the Yamuna River and then used to meditate upon the divine couple. With him started the legacy of a long tilak till the tip of the nose.
This happened when Shahjahan called all the saints to his court but also asked them to drop the tilaks. Sri Biharini Devji went to the court with tilak till the tip of his nose and justified it by interpreting the king’s order in a different manner.
Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji lived in his house for 33 years and in Vrindavan for 65 years.
Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji samadhi is in Nidhivan.
श्रीमत नित्य बिहारिनि दासा । नित्य सिद्ध जुग निकट निवासा ॥
इच्छा बिग्रह तन छबि छाये । बिप्र सूर ध्वज गृह प्रगटाये ॥
मित्रसेन राजा उठी धायों । चतुर छत्र भुज लै संग आयौ ॥
श्री हरिदास निरखि भइ प्रीती । सत स्वामी सत सेवक रीती ॥
श्री हरिदास कृपा अनुसारी । दोय पुत्र प्रकटे अविकारी ॥
विप्र चत्रभुज गौड़ सु बंसा । तिनके कृष्णदास जुग अंसा ।
मित्रसेन नृप दिव्जबर गाये । बिहारिनिदास तन बढ़नी बढ़ायो ॥
Paanch dugan das bas kare,
Man su Biharinidas.
Mili ananya satsang so,
Bhajan badhe vishvaas
Sab thakur ko thakur hari ta thakur ko thakur thakurain,
Maanu daanu daipranpriya pati rati jachatu partaap duraain.
Niju ras reeti prtiti prakat kari dhanya janam maanat pari paain,
Kar kankan darpan dekho na Sri Biharinidas lahe man bhaain