The Only Deity In The World Manifested From The Heart Of Srimati Radharani
At Seva Kunj, Sridham Vrindavana (next to Sri Sri Radha-Damodara Temple)
Sri Vrindavana Dhama is the holiest of all the holy places. Even the denizens of heaven desire to take birth in this holy land, which is purified by the touch of Lord Krishna’s lotus feet. Among the seven main temples of Gaudiya Vaishnava sect in Sri Vrindavana Dhama, the temple of Sri Sri Radha Shyamsundar has carved a special place for itself in the hearts of all the Vaishnavas because it houses the most beautiful and unique Deity of Sri Shyamsundar, that manifested from Srimati Radharani’s heart. All the prominent acharyas of Gaudiya Vaishnava cult used to visit this divine temple to have darshan of His Lordship, Sri Shyamsundar. On having daily darshan of this transcendental Deity, Srila Jiva Gosvami, Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Srila Lokanath Gosvami and Sri Bhugarbha Gosvami etc. used to inundate deep in an ocean of ecstasy.
Srila Raghunath Dasa Gosvami and Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraja Gosvami, who would otherwise never leave Sri Radha Kunda, also started visiting Vrindavan for the darshan of Sri Shyamsundar, despite their old age and physical problems. Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana spent most of his time in Vrindavana in the service of the Deity. Even the recent Gaudiya Vaishnava Acharyas, like Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura used to forget themselves on having transcendental vision of the Deities. Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder acharya of ISKCON, used to shed tears on having darshan of the Deity.
Sri Shyamananda prabhu was personally graced by Srimati Radharani. She gave him a nupur tilak of the shape of Her lotus foot and the transcendental and divine Deity of Sri Shyamsundar.
Presiding Deities at Sri Sri Radha-Shyamsundar Temple:
(1) Centre: SRI SRI RADHA-SHYAMSUNDAR (centre large Deities)
They were got-carved out, installed and worshipped by Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana
(2) Right-side: SRI SRI LALA-LALEE (also known as ‘small Sri Sri Radha-Shyamsundar’)
Srimati Radharani Ji had gifted this divine Deity of Sri Shyam Sunder Ji (Lala Ji) manifested from Her lotus heart, to Sri Shyamananda Prabhu for worship and service, on the Vasanta Panchami day of year 1578. King of Bharatpur found a self-manifested Deity of Srimati Radharani (Lalee Ji) among the invaluable gems available in his treasury. He came to the grove of Shyamananda Prabhu in Sridham Vrindavana and performed Her marriage with Sri Shyam Sundar Ji. King also got constructed a magnificent temple for the divine couple, and Lala-Lalee Ji shifted to this temple from the underground worship hut of Shyamananda Prabhu.
They were found in Nandagram by Sri Brajanandand Dev. After his disappearance, these Deities were brought to Vrindavana by Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana  and adorned in Sri Sri Radha-Shyamsundar Temple. Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-acarya of ISKCON, mentions dedication of ‘Bhagavad-Gita As It Is’ to Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana who presented Govinda-bhasya commentary on Vedanta philosophy.
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