About The Braj 84Kos Darshan Yatra:
Mukti Kahe Gopal se, meri mukti batao,
Brij raj jab maathe chade mukti mukt ho jaye||
Brij 84kos ki parikamma jo det,
To lakh 84 janm ke paap hari har let||
84kos dharshan – Once upon a time God Shiva was staying at Mount Kailash . God Shiva was looking tensed; watching him goddess Parvati asked him the explanation for it. God replied to her “I have heard that everybody should have a religious guru in his life, however I don’t have anyone, it is said that unless you meet a religious guru a human doesn’t get the advantage of his virtuous deeds.” despite what proportion we pray to God we never get any yield. That’s why i’m thinking to seek out a religious guru.
Hearing this goddess Parvati urged that “to whom you worship day and night create him your religious guru?” God replied that there is nothing special in this since everyone in this universe pray to him. Goddess urged that he should create God avatar and goddess Radha his guru. Lord Shiva became very happy and said “I will go and meet him today itself and will request to be my religious guru”.
Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati than visited Vishnu Lok to meet God Vishnu. On reaching they told the explanation to come to Vishnu Lok. God Vishnu accepted his request to become his Guru and agreed to meet him at the Bank of river Birija.
On set day God Vishnu and Shiva met at the banks of river Virija. God Shiva and goddess Parvati gave a huge welcome to Mata Lakshmi and Vishnu ji. God Shiva created a new town on the banks of river Birija. in this town there have been varied cows, tree with fruits, bountiful birds etc. There was a huge Throne of Gold named as “Shree Golok Dham”.
After performing the rituals God Shiva and goddess Parvati gave new identity to God Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi as Krishna and Radha. With rituals and prayer he created God Krishna his religious guru. And told that every one the animals, birds, trees etc dedicated to you. Shiva additionally requested each of them to reside in Golok Dham forever.
Once Radha and Krishna were enjoying in Shree Golok Dham and they were engrossed within the beauty of the place. Same time Radha’s brother came there. Radha couldn’t see him. He became terribly angry and cursed them -“you are so busy among yourself that you couldn’t see me I curse you that henceforth you’ll not see each other although still loving.”
God Vishnu said we need to go to earth to live the curse. goddess Lakshmi replied that she will not go to earth as there is heap of bad thing on earth. It’s not a livable place. God Vishnu urged why not to bring the Golok Dham to Earth and staying it.
To bring Golok Dham on earth God Vishnu requested Yamuna ji to come on earth. after that Water of river Birija was poured into it. God Krishna than took sand (Raj) to the size of his 84 fingers. This sand was spread across river Yamuna within the space of 84kos (252 Kilometers). joining the name of river Birija and raj of Golok Dham gave the name as and Birija.
In this space there are twelve Van (Forest) twenty four Upvan (Gardens) twenty Kund (Tanks),and village namely as Nand-Goan, Barsana, Govardhan Vrindavan, Mathura, Kosi, Radha Kund etc. after town was created God Krishna requested all the trees, birds etc in Golok Dham to come to Brij and stay in there.
After some time Radha was born in village Barsana. Few years later of her birth God Krishna was born in a jail in Mathura. All his childhood activities happened in Brij area. to finish the curse of Radha’s brother Krishna left Brij and went to Dwarka and Radha ji remained in Brij. after finishing the term of curse Radha ji left for Golok Dham.
As per Bhagvat-gita and different books its mentioned that in Kalyug anyone who completes the Yatra of 84kos can get rid of all his evil deeds.