appeared in 1611 and went to Nikunj in 1683. His father
was Pandit.Kamalapati Gaud (he was a minister in the
state) and his brother was Sri Swami Nagridevji. He
lived in his house for 30 years and in Vrindavan for
42 years. He was akin to his name, very simple and sweet.
He epitomized the adage ‘simple living and high
thinking’. Both the brothers were disciple of
Sri Swami Biharini Dev ji but Sri Swami Saras Dev ji
became the successor to his guru. He was the younger
of the brothers. He had announced his successor long
before which came true. During that time he was looking
after the administration of the sampraday, Mughal emperor
Jahangir was ruling India.
In 1606 Jahangirs eleder son Khusro terrorized places from
Agra to Punjab, in that course he looted Mathura too. In 1614
British had come to Agra as business men and Mathura once
again bounced back to its glory. Orcha’s King Vir Singh
Dev initiated the construction of a temple there worth 33
lacs and this period saw construction of many more temples
in Vrindavan. This was a peaceful period here. His samadhi
is in Nidhivan.
Karm dharm aur vigyan bhakti na aan hriday
Ved ramaapati raamhi aadi Sri Vrajraj hi kou jo bakhano.
Ati durlabh nitya vihar hamaare ju Sri Haridas prakat pravaano,
Saras susaar vichari Biharinidasi bina ho vihar na jaano.
Sri Bihari pyari ko khilona,
Nana roop rang rati ang ang prati ati ras rasik salona.
Ati aasakt rahat ju chabili, Chail chabile so tan man rona,
Saras Ladili Lal khayaal ko kahu parti pagona.