Shri Ghanshyamji

Date of Birth:
13th day of the dark half of Kartik in 1628

He was the seventh son of Shri Vitthalnathji. He was born by Padmavatiji, second wife of Shri Vitthalnathji.

Special features:
His nickname was ‘Pranvallabh’.

He was fully dedicated in the service of his deity. He used to fan his deity throughout the night in summer with closed eyes. Once upon a time some thieves entered the temple with a view to taking away Madanmohanlalji and Swaminiji, the deities. Some movement was heard but he didn’t open his eyes. When he opened his eyes in the morning he found the absence of both deities. He was deeply grieved and stopped taking water as well as food. He ended his life in the grief of his deity after seven days and entered into an eternal abode of Lord Shri Krishna.

Commentary on Madhurashtakam
Commentary on Guptarasah