Shelter for Helpless & Poor Women 

 

 

"Shri Mukund Mahila Sadan"

 

 

Mathura widely known as birth place of lord Krishna is located on the western bank of river Yamuna at latitude 27degree 41 Minute N and 77Degree and 41 Minuet E. It is 145 Km south-east of Delhi and 58 Km North West of Agra in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The administration of Mathura district is spread in 3329.40 sq. km. There are 3 Tahsils, 10 Blocks, 827 villages, 89 Nagar Panchayat and 479 Bram Sabhas in Mathura district. The population of Mathura is 20, 74,516. For about 3000 Year it was the hub of culture and civilization. Held in sanctity by the Buddhists, Jain and Brahmanical faith alike, it has a long history.


15 Km. north of Mathura on the same bank of Yamuna, lays the celebrated town of Vrindavan, almost as closely associated with lord Krishna as Mathura itself. Indeed one hardly speak of Vrindavan alone to; the devout Hindu.


In Vrindavan, Swami Shri Haridas Ji (guru of Tansen, one of Great Akbar’s 9 gems) realized God through the route of nad brahma sadhna i.e. praying continuously in music, in the form of Shri Bankey Bihari Ji. He started the tradition of and initiated his disciples into Rasopasna Bhakti. He is also known as Adi Acharya of Raas Leela tradition. The Great Akbar came to him and listened Swami Ji’s divine music himself.


Mira Bai was a Rajput princess who lived in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. She was a devout follower of Lord Krishna. Mira Bai was one of the foremost exponents of the Prema Bhakti (Divine Love) and an inspired poetess. She also came to Vrindavan, to have Darshan of Swami Shri Haridas Ji.


Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a Hindu saint and social reformer in eastern India (specifically present-day Bangladesh and states of West Bengal, Bihar,
Jharkhand and Orissa of India) in the 16th century, believed by followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism to be the full incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna Chaitanya was a notable proponent for the Vaishnava school of Bhakti yoga (meaning loving devotion to Krishna/God) based on the philosophy of the Bhagavata Maha Purana and Bhagavad Gita. Specifically he worshipped the forms of Radha and Krishna and popularised the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra and have composed Siksastakam in Sanskrit. His line of followers, known as Gaudiya Vaishnavas, revere him as an avatar of Krishna in the mood of Radharani who was prophesised to appear in the later verses of the Bhagavata Purana. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also came to Vrindavan with his followers. Since then many of his followers come to Vrindavan to perform divine bhakti towards Lord Krishna.


World Famous Shri Bankey Bihari Temple is also situated in Vrindavan. Due to the current of Faith & Devotion Vrindavan has developed as a town of Temples and Ashrams.

 

There are thousand of widows living in Vrindavan seeking salvation and to devote them completely to Lord Krishna, and most of them, over 90% come from Bengal and did not speak any Hindi. Some of them live in government widow ashram, some of them stay at private ashrams, some of them have rented a room and some just sleep somewhere on the road or along the river Yamuna. Over 95% of the widows living in Vrindavan make their living from working at Bhajan Ashrams and begging. All of these women go to Bhajan Ashrams in the day time and then beg in evening and morning time when there are more pilgrims going to the temples. In the past there was shelter for them in Temples and Ashrams but the number of these helpless, poor women increases continuously. Along with the change in time and conditions, most of the Temples and Ashrams got commercialized nowadays. And also due to the promotion in tourism most of the Ashrams are transforming into guest houses which leads to the residence, employment, safety, health etc problems for this helpless women. At present there are more than 13,000 helpless widows in Mathura District, who are forced to live a miserable life.

 


In Vrindavan, after spending Crores of Rupees by the Orders of Honorable Supreme Court of India, operated with the help of Government grant, the maximum capacity of Mahila Sadan is 950. Even after that thousands of old, poor, helpless, women and widows wander in Vrindavan.


Keeping all these things in mind our trust took the decision of building “Shri Mukund Mahila Sadan”.


Here these women will get these facilities for Free

(19 Sutriya Services of Shri Mukund Mahila Sadan, operated by women):-


1- Free boarding, food, clothes etc. for poor, helpless, rejected, old women.
2-Arrangement of Vocational training for healthy and capable women to earn their livelihood.
3-To help in getting Bank Loan (employment purpose) at 4% interest for healthy and capable women.
4- To help poor, helpless, old women and widows in getting the monthly pension announced by the U.P. Government of India.
5- To help poor, helpless, old women and widows in opening the Bank Account and transferring their monthly pension direct to their Bank Account.
6- To help poor, helpless, old women and widows in getting the Ration Card for cheap rates of edibles.
7- To help poor, helpless, old women and widows in getting the Social Security Card by the Government of India.
8-Arrangement for the visit (darshan) to the main temples of Vrindavan according to the time table.
9- Arrangement for visiting the main pilgrimage like Shri Badrinath, Shri Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri etc.
10-Arrangement of religious discourses (Satsang) and other religious activities for poor, helpless, old women and widows.
11-Arrangement of Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, Ramayana, discourses etc. via TV and DVD.
12-Daily Satsang arrangement (Bhajan, Keertan, Pravachan etc).
13-Routine medical check up of all poor, helpless, old women and widows.
14-Free Homeopathic treatment and medicine distribution.
15-Arrangement of break fast, lunch, dinner and seasonal fruits.
16-Free arrangement of religious books and magazines for self learning.
17-Arrangement of Yoga for capable poor, helpless, old women and widows.
18-Arrangement of free Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment by experience doctors.
19-The above mentioned “Shri Mukund Mahila Sadan” will be operated by well educated & trained, dedicated women only.
 

 


 

It is almost impossible for all poor, helpless, old women and widows to benefit by the schemes of Government, in such a huge district. So our trust has decided to forward all the schemes of Government in each and every village, town, blocks, tahsils etc of Mathura district, so that such poor, helpless, old women and widows could get benefit of these schemes.

 

 


For this “Shri Mukund Mahila Sadan” will operate it’s Free 19 Sutriya Service Program, and will serve the residents of district by “Poor, Helpless, Old Women & Widows Service Vehicle”.
 

 

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