appeared in 1537 and went to Nikunj in 1632 at Rajpur
Vrindavan. His parents were Sri Gangadhar and Srimati
Chitradevi. He got initiated in 1562 in Nimbarkiya Sampraday.
He left his house at the age of 25 and propagated the
highest and supreme philosophy of love - Rasopasana
of Nitya Vihar.He is the incarnation of Sri Lalita sakhi
who is very dear to Sri Shayama Shyam. He composed 18
pads on the principles of life and 110 pads on the supreme
love of Sri Shyama Shyam. He requested Sri Shyama Shyam
to appear as one in the form of Bihariji for the eyes
of the world and they appeared as desired, in the year
King Akbar and the great musician Tansen were his disciples.
With swamiji started the music and its notes. He also outlined
the principles of his sampraday for his disciples and other
devotees to follow.He preached ananyata and sahchari bhaav.
He told the devotees that the love on this earth is not complete
while the pure love exists only in Nikunj. The relationships
in this world are like that in a holy place, where lot of
people come, meet each other and stay with each other for
some days and then go back to their own homes.He said that
there is no point in roaming here and there to look for happiness,
one should just come to Bihariji and surrender unto him. On
this earth a person is like a bird in the cage which is waiting
to fly off. One should consider oneself as a little straw
which flies along the wind and does not resist it. He gave
a divine form to the seva in all its three forms - naam, dhaam
and swaroop. He guided all his near and dear devotees on all
aspects of devotion. We all bow down unto him. He was heading
the Sampraday from 1505 to 1575. Other saints during his period
were: Chaitanya Mahaparbhu, Hariram Vyas, Jiv Goswami, Roop
Goswami, Meerabai, Hit Harivansh and Vitthalnath.
Prem samudra roop ras gahre, kaise laage
Bekaryo de jaan kahavat janpanyo ki kaha pari baat.
Kahu ko sar sudho na pare maarat gaal gali haat,
Kahe Sri Haridas jaani thakur Bihari takat otpaat.
Maai ri sahaj jori prakat bhayi
ju rang ki Gaur Shyam ghan damini jaise,
Pratham na huti abhu aage hun rahi hai na tarihe taise.
Ang ang ki ujraai, sugharaai, sundarta aise,
Sri Haridas ke swami Shyama Kunjbihari samvais vise.