Shri Vitthalnathji remained a devotionally inspired Vedic householder and made arrangements for a smooth succession, distributing his wealth amongst his seven sons. He arranged for the daily seva of the Krishna swarups that had been worshipped since Shri Vallabhacharya’s time. All of his sons received the rights to worship ShreeNathji, and the other seven swarups were distributed among his seven sons, who went on to carry forth his teachings into the world.
Shri Gusainji’s oldest son was Shri Girdhariji, who was given the sewa of Shree Mathureshji at Kota. He was also entrusted with the care of ShreeNathji and Navneet Priyajij at Nathdwara.
Shri Govindrarayji was his second son, given the sewa of Shree Vitthalnathji at Nathdwara.
Shri Balkrishnalalji is the third son, who toured India with his father and met many learned people. He was given the sewa of ShreeDwarkadhishji at Kankroli.
His fourth son Shri Gokulnathji was a great favourite of his father who called him Shri Vallabh. He was born on Magashar Sud Satam in Vikram Samvat 1608. He received the sewa of Shree Gokulanathji at Gokul.
The fifth son of Shri Gusainji was born on Kartak Sud Baras in Vikram Samvat 1611 at Adel and named Shri Raghunathji. His father used to call him Ramchandra. He was given the sewa of Shree Gokulchandramaji at Kamvan.
Shri Yadunathji was the sixth son of Shri Gusainji, born on Chaitra Sud Chat in Vikram Samvat 1615. His father affectionately addressed him as Maharajaji. Shri Yadunathji’s heart was full of divine bliss. He got sewa of Shree Bal Krishnji at Surat.
Shri Gusainji’s seventh son was Ghanshyamji. He was born in Vikram Samvat 1628 on Kartak Vad Baras. He received the sewa of Shree Madan Mohanji at Kamvan.
In AD 1586 Shri Vitthalnathji walked into a cave on the Govardhan Hill with his disciple Govinda Swami, after giving his shawl with which to perform his last rites to his eldest son, Shri Girdharji. He then entered into Shree Krishn’s eternal Lila with his body.
This page on Shri Gusainji was released on Magshar Vad Navam, Vikram Samvat 2069,
Sunday January 6th, 2013, "Shri Gusaiji-Vitthalnathji Pragatya Utsav"
Author : Abha Shahra Shyama