The pastimes of Vaishnavas in Vrindavan

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The groves of Vrindavan are the witness to not only the divine pastimes of Radha Shyamsundar but also to the pastimes of the great devotees of the lord who were performing their extraordinary pastimes while residing in the dham. One such pastime is of Srila Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur, who was the most respected Vaishnava of his time. Once, a group of envious people hid in a solitary grove of vrindavan next to the parikrama marg with the intention to kill Srila Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur, when he would pass by during his parikrama, which he used to do every day. When Srila Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur came near the place where they were hiding, all of a sudden he disappeared and they were wondering where he went. They then saw a beautiful young girl, who was not there before, picking the forest flowers. They approached her and asked her whether she had seen an elderly babaji doing parikrama. She refused and started walking away, when all of a sudden she disappeared and again they saw Srila Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur doing parikrama. Realizing that he was none other than that young sakhi, who was a maidservant of Srimati Radhika, they fell down at his lotus feet, begging for forgiveness and took shelter at his lotus feet, excepting him as their spiritual master. Numerous transcendental pastimes, such as this one, of the exalted devotees of the Lord also took place in Sri Vrindavan dham.