This is the place of Jatila, Kotila and Abhimanyu. The temple there is the Radha Kanta temple where Sri Sri Radha Radha-Kanta reside. Yavat is the place where Srimati Radharani lived when she was married. Once Krishna was herding the cows and Purnamasi approached him and offered him a big laddu. He asked where it came from and Purnamasi said it was prasadam from the wedding in the village. Guru Maharaj demonstrated how Krishna was in the process of lifting the laddu to bite it and as He lifted it closer to his mouth he asked who got married? Then he took a bite and Purnamasi said it was Radharani. Krishna made such a look, He spat out the laddu and said “that is the worst laddu ever”. How could Radharani marry Abhimanyu? It was the special arrangement of Purnamasi. It seems like a bad arrangement because Abhimanyu is not a very qualified young man. Radharani is extremely qualified. Abhimanyu is extremely unqualified. Guru Maharaj explained that compared to Radharani, Abhimanyu is a mudha, maha moorg or someone with 2 left feet. Guru Maharaj told us that recently he received a pair of “modern” socks but both of it were for the left foot and he wondered if that person thinks he got 2 left feet! Guru Maharaj explained that these special arrangements are to make the pastimes more exciting.
Once Jatila came to the point where she could not take it any longer. Everyday Radharani has to cook at Nandagram and Krishna would come and interfere. Jatila had enough. She said NO MORE! You are not going out to cook, you will stay inside. Srimati Radharani fainted – she seemed almost dead. They put a piece of cotton in front of her nose – there was hardly any breadth. Lalita said she is in her final stages and she will die. She told Jatila that she was bitten by a black snake (referring to separation from Krishna). Jatila panicked. She needed a snake doctor – a lady one. They could not find one. They found Gargi, the daughter of Garga. She could not cure a snake bite but she said her friend was here from a high class mathura Brahmin family and she is expert in curing snake bites. Gargi took Jatila to this young lady – very beautiful – very dark skinned. People do not recognise Krishna in disguise. Jatila asked “what is your name?” Vidyavalli. I can cure any snake bite – no problem. But actually there is one problem. I heard there is a young man Krishna in Nandagram and when young girls go walking in fields or in the forest, he interferes and tries to touch them, he speaks badly to them. This doctor said – if Krishna touched my shadow, it would be too muchitherefore I cannot cure this, find someone else. I don’t want my reputation to be damaged. Jatila fell onto the ground – I surrender my life to you – I will be your servant forever, just order me. Vidyavalli said – I will think about it. After some begging he said yes, but if Krishna comes, I will leave. He came to Yavat, went to Radharani’s room – she was motionless, she was hardly breathing. Vidyavalli looked at Radharani – this is a serious case – there is a secret procedure – all have to leave the room. Jatila went around chasing all out. Vidyavalli locked the door from inside. Radha and Krishna had wonderful pastimes in the room. Jatila was waiting and wondering what’s happening? No-one came out still. She asked again what’s happening? A voice said ” I am the sssssnake of Lord Ssssshiva”. Jatila asked “what are you doing here?” Voice: You offended Lord Ssssshiva. I will punish you by killing your daughter-in-law. Jatila: How did I offend you?
Voice: You ssssspeak badly of my Lord. He isss Lord Krissshna. You make sssso many blasssssphemiessss againsssst Krisssshna. You ssssay he interferessss with Radharani. That isss all nonssssenssssse. Jatila: Punish me, what bite Radharani? Voice: If I bite you, you will die in one minute. If I kill your daughter-in-law, you will ssssuffer your entire life. Jatila: What can I do? Voice: “You must allow Radharani to cook for Krisssshna everyday. You must sssstop talking about them in thessse waysss. Jatila: Yes, Radharani can go everyday at any time. Radharani and Krishna came out. Jatila asked where is the snake? Vidyavalli said the snake went to Kailash. Jatila asked Radharani to show her gratitude to Vidyavalli by giving her a BIG hug. Radharani hesitated thinking how she could do this in front of her mother-in-law. Just then Abhimanyu came in and said “you have to”. Radharani gave Vidyavalli a big hug. On the order of the very person who tried to stop me from seeing Krishna, I am now embracing Him.