Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu taught to mankind the intricacies of the supreme form of devotion, called Uttama-bhakti or Vraja-bhav. One with Vraja-bhav in his heart loves Sri Krishna and everything that relates to Him. Aptly located in Vrindavan, the land of Sri Krishna, is Sri Haridas Niwas where Uttama Bhakti is learnt and practised in its pristine form.
Sri Haridas Niwas! The name sums it up. It literally means, “Abode of the servants of Sri Hari”. The Supreme Lord, Sri Hari, being pleased with His servants, personally resides where His servants reside. Wherever Sri Hari resides, we see two activities greatly flourishing – service to shastras (the revealed scriptures) and service to Go (the species of cows, bulls and calves that are native to India). Shastras and Go are very dear to the Supreme Lord Sri Hari. Thus, in Sri Haridas Niwas we find three kinds of seva: