Imli tala temple
Sacred Imli Tala.
Here Srila Sanatan Goswami established the worship of Sri Sri Goura Nitai. Situated next to the Sringar vat, which was visited by Lord Nityananda, Imli Tala is the place where Lord Chaitanya came daily from Akrura Ghat to retire and to sit under the Imli Tala at the Yamuna.
Today a very nice deity of Lord Chaitanya is installed under this tree. Lord Chaitanya has a very special relationship with this place. Originally when Radha and Krishna had a meeting under the same Imli Tala tree, there was a moment, when something very special took place.
While the divine couple was embracing , the feelings became so intense, that they became so absorbed in each other, that they forgot their own identity. This moment is historical for the whole world. Srimati Radharanis love inundated the heart of Krishna and they merged into the personality of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Thus the sweetness of madhurya rasa transformed into the magnanimity of unconditional mercy distribution of the Vrindavan mellows, trough the Samkirtan lila and the audharya mood of the Yuga Avatar for the present Age. Who could describe the glories of the Imli Tala and the sweetness of the divine couple and their mercy incarnation? Who could conceive these topics, except when listening about them from the lips of a pure devotee.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada declared: "I am living eternally at Imli Tala. He visited this place with his Vrindavan Parikrama party. At that time the temple was under the management of the Radha Madan Mohan Mandir, and was in a neglected state. He requested his disciples to get the permission to continue the Seva Puja at this temple, but the Goswamis refused. Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was preaching strongly against using holy places as a means for income, and other abuses such as the claim of the seminal Guru succession made by the Goswami families.
Years later, one of the dear disciples of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisidhanta Saraswati , Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj had a vision in a dream. His Guru appeared and said: "Nobody is taking care of my Imli Tala." Awoken from this dream, Goswami Maharaj went to Vrindavan and made all the necessary arrangements to get the service of the Imli Tala.
Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami wrote his wonderful Srimad Bhagavatam commentaries around the corner in the Radha Damodar temple and came very frequently to the Imli Tala.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is giving his mercy here. There is the first deity of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada and the Samadhi of Srila Goswami Maharaj. The beautiful deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishna bless all pilgrims with their smiles.
The famous Kalpa Vriksa tree is circled by all devotees and requested for success in their spiritual lives. Personally I have witnessed the power of the mercy of this tirtha. The unity of the divine couple is giving hope to the fallen souls.