Shankha, Chakra and Tilaka of the Nimbarka Sampradaya 

From time immemorial, the wise have saught the ultimate truth. In ancient Bharata, the Land of the Nobles, the Vedic Seers delved deep into the glory of the unpercievable world. They returned with the immortal verses of the Veda. Yet, due to the passage of time, most of the philosophical parts have dissappeared, leaving only the ritualistic portion. The philosophical conclusions to the Veda are found in the Upanishads. The teachings therein are referred to as the teachings of Vedanta. Due to the highly incomprehendable nature of the subject matter (God!), an incarnation known as Sri Veda Vyasa descended upon the earth at the beginning of Kali Yuga and composed the Vedanta Sutras:- the Aphorisms on the Supreme.

In this day and age, assailed with useless knowledge and an incapacity of focusing on one topic for any useful length of time, the five main Sampradaya Pravartaka Acharyas (the Founding Acharyas of the Five main Vedantic traditions or Sampradayas) provided the main interpretations upon which even a dullard like myself may be able to comprehend the timeless teachings of the ancient Seers regarding the one unifying principle – Parabrahman – God Almighty.

Four of the main Sampradaya Pravartaka Acharyas are Vaishnava: Sri Nimbarkacharya (6th Century BCE), Ramanuja (11th Century CE), Madhva (13th Century CE) and Vallabha (16th Century). Sri Shankaracharya (6th Century BCE) is Smarta (a monist philosophy focused on approaching the Lord through initially pantheism and then monism).

All the Vedantic Sampradayas were established by the Lord Himself, representing the many valid views that He has allowed us to view Him. The strength of Vedic Dharma is that it is a synthesis of completely different philosophies which work (mostly) in harmony to preserve the scripturally endorsed science of the Lord against the superstitious multitude which have sprung up for their own fame and profit.

Bhagavan Shri Nimbarkacharya Ji Maharaj

Bhagavan Shri Nimbarkacharya Ji

Sri Nimbarkacharya is the incarnation of the Sudarshana Chakra of God Almighty Sri Radha Krsna, who appeared on the earth in the 6th Century BCE, 50 years prior to the advent of Sri Shankaracharya. Sri Nimbarkacharya was the first to scripturally prove that the highest essence of God was Sri Radha Krsna, and that scripturally informed devotion is the only way to achieve liberation from suffering and enter into ceaseless bliss.

Bhagavan Sri Nimbarkacharya Ji

The Lord has taken pity on this lowly servant by allowing me initiation into this wonderful treasure-trove of relatively unexplored knowledge, wisdom and spirituality through the medium of the most revered, His Divine Grace Dharmaratna Swami Shri Gopal Sharan Devacharya Ji Maharaj, the founder of Shri Golok Dham Ashram in Vrindavan and New Delhi. He is the 52nd Spiritual Master in the scripturally authorised tradition of the Nimbarka Sampradaya in the sub-devision of the Svabhurama Devacharya Dvara.

HDG 'Dharmaratna' Swami Shri Gopal Sharan Devacharya Ji Maharaj

On these few pages, I hope to present some day-to-day updates on Shri Golok Dham and Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj’s activities, together with any new research that I can make available regarding our wonderful Sampradaya.

 Radhe Krsna Radhe Krsna, Krsna Krsna Radhe Radhe|

Radhe Syama Radhe Syama, Syama Syama Radhe Radhe||

Jay Jay Shri Radhe Shyam!!!


  1. i am also dixit from nimbarka sampradaya mind sending me full history of our sampradaya

  2. I want to know more about us please send me through mail.

  3. I M Chetan Nimbark From Jamnagar Gujarat, I am mechanical engineer in reliance indusries ltd. -a refinery division at Jamnagar- Gujarat, I saw nimbarka sampradaya web site i like photo of guruji send me other nimbarka charya photo I M ramnandi sadhu by caste.

    Chetan Nimbark

  4. Res. jai-jai
    Jais shri radhey. We have started a monthly magazine SANTSATTA from chennai. plz send your blessings
    Vijay Sharma
    Managing Editor

  5. I am Deepika Bhardwaj from Nepal and i m 20 years old. I m dixit from my respected GURU and hence my name is Divya Priya. I m currently in London but i want to visit your ashram and get rid of this materialistic life. I want to live rest of my life in the name of Radhe Krishna. I want to work for the ashram and help as much as i can do in the name of god. Please give me some suggestion how is it possible.

    RADHE ! RADHE !!

    • Divya Priya ji,

      How about visiting Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in London or Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford ? They are both dedicated in Radha Krishna. Even though we are Gaudiya Vaishnava and you are Sri Sampradaya, we both have same target as you know. And there is very harmonious relation between us.

      You come come in for very good Kirtan, arati and Krishna prasadam.



      Your servant,
      Durga Basnet

  6. Shri Radha Rani Charn Bando Barmbaar !!

  7. first of all this is a very great effort and i thank all the persons who have initiated this website.thanks for providing this great website….i m dixit by my guruji who is the”nidhi of sampradaya” according to all of us and shriji maharaj.i love my guruji n want his photographs on this side.his new ashram is in nayla near jaipur known as shri nibarakpuram.
    i want to know that how i can do guru seva.i want to do lot of things for guruji but dont have the gutts to ask permission for the same.

  8. quite interesting want to remain in touch.plz allow.

  9. Dear devotees,

    Namaste. I just recently came across some rare stotras like Nimbarka Ashtottaram, Nimbarka Sahasranama Stotram and Nimbarka Kavacham. Honestly, I know very little about various Sampradayas as I am a South Indian Vaishnavite belonging to Sri. Ramanujacharya lineage. But I collect rare stotras of Hinduism and I am interested to know more about these stutis. I would be grateful if I could get further information on these.

    Are the above stutis about Sri. Nimbarkacharya (the first Guru of Nimbarka Sampradaya) or Hamsa Bhagavan (one of the earliest incarnations of Vishnu)? Where are these stutis available – I mean which Puran/Samhita/Smriti/Tantra etc.?

    Thanks a lot in advance. Namaste.

    K. Muralidharan

  10. Radhey-Radey,
    Few days ago, in his Kathmandu visit, Sri Gopal sharanji maharaja told about your project on Nimbarka Sampradaya in Katmandu.

    No, doubt, Nimbark sampradaya, the most ancient, out of any contradictory doctrines, devoted to conjugal upasana of radhakrishna is wonderful with full spiritual authority then other Sampradaya of India and urgently need to publicize it.

    It is your great service for Nimbark-sampradaya. Before visiting you, I did several attempts to visit any authentic site about Nimbarka Sampradaya but failed. It’s really shocking. I will post you soon philosophy of nimbarkacharya to be appearing in website.

    The oldest radhakrishna temple of Patan, Lalitpur, Nepal is dedicated to Nimarka sampradaya.

    I will post you photos.


  11. shri radha krishna ki jai
    shri guruji maharaj ki jai
    shri hansabhagavan ki jai
    shri neembark bhagavan ki jai

    this is the kripa of our beautiness of bihari biharini to have such a nice website about our sampradaya iam very thankfull to all of you for this very great work

    shri radhe shyam
    shyama sakhi

  12. I’m born in Nimbark Sampradaya pls. inmate regarding the Nimbark Sampradaya. I.E. Tilak, Granth, Math, Goutra, etc.

    Jai Siyaram

  13. Radhe Radhe,
    Can I have the telephone number and contact adddress of Golok Dham Delhi and Salemabad? Its urgent.
    anil adhikari

  14. guruji pranam , aapke darsan pakr kritatha hua.aapki kripa se sab acha hi. laxman nepal mumbai.

  15. I seek your blessing for my sons betterment & overcoming his problems of lathergic attitude towards his duties & task.

  16. I am from Nimbark Sampraday, also my family is dixit from Shri Shriji Maharaj at Nimbarkthirth Salemabad (Raj).
    I want to Know about the meaning of abbrivation “Shree 108″ or Shree 1008”
    to whom it applied or what is the diffrance

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