|| Vallabh Pushti Samaj of Carolinas ||

1006 Vickie Ln, Matthews, NC 28104

About VPSC

Charlotte Vaishnavs have formad Vaishnav Samaj during year of 2000 to worship Shrinathji, Shri Yumanaji and Shri Mahaprabhuji as per Pushti Marg tredition.

For 13 years, Charlotte Vaishnavs have continued Pushti Bhakti Seva by celebrating Vaishnav utsavs and reciting vaishnav paath at regular basis. During year 2013, Charlotte Vaishnavs have formed Vallabh Pushti Samaj of Carolinas (VPSC) and decided to build Haveli in Charlotte with blessing of Shrinathji and inspiration of Spiritual Benefactor Pujya Goswami 108 Shri Vrajrajkumarji Mahodayshri.

VPSC mission is to promote Pushti Bhakti Marg and encourage selfless love in human being for God Shrinatji, Community and World. VPSC mission includes youth activities for constructive and creative work, mobilize their positive energy, promote religious and social education to sustain roots of Indian culture and all the good that it stands for.

Pushtimarg is one of the major sects in Hindu religion founded by Jagadguru Shrimad Vallabhacharya (Shri Mahaprabhuji). Pushtimarg is prevailing through more than 500 years and has deep roots in India and all over the world. Founder of Pushtimarg is Shri Mahaprabhuji was no one else but he was a incarnation of God Shri Krishna. Shri Mahaprabhuji is one of the five main Acharyas of the Hindu Religion, the other four Acharyas are Shandaracharya, Shri Ramanujacharya, Shri Madhavacharya and Shri Nimbarkacharya. These acharyas have very significant contribution in upbringing of Hindu Religion.

During Shree Mahaprabhuji’s second pilgrimage, Lord Krishna appeared in the form of Lord Shrinathji in front of him and told him to establish Pushti Marg and propagate the Pushtimarg by giving "BRAHAMASAMBANDHA" to divine souls which are unknowingly separated from God Shri Krishna.

That was the night of Prabodhini Ekadashi ( Four days before the new moon day) of the auspicious month of Shravana. Lord Shrinathji taught him the Brahamasambandha mantra and asked him to bring back the seperated divine souls into his seva Shree Mahaprabhuji asked Shree Damodardasji, who was sleeping there, whether he heard Shree Shreenathji's vow or not. He replied that he did hear but didn't understand. Then next day morning Shree Mahaprabhuj gave Brahasambandha to Shree Damodardasji, giving him the honor to be the first vaishnav of Pushtimarg.

The three pillars of Pushtimarg are 1) Raag (Traditional Haveli Music),2) Bhog (Pure Vegetarian Food Offerings excluding Onion,Garlic, Cabbage and Root Vegetables), 3) Vastra & Shringar (Dressing up Shrinathji with beautiful clothes, headwear & jewellery adornments).

Pushtimarg teaches selfless love towards God by doing service of God ("Seva").