About 150 years ago Vrindavan was mostly a forest. Very few people livd there. There were no such buildings and shops as there are now. The saints lived in a cottage made out of mud and twigs of the trees. The whole place was covered with trees and bushes. In fact it was very enchanting and divine and anybody who went there never wanted to come back. At that time there were many groups of gypsies who used to wander from one place to another. They used to make tools for agriculture as well as domestic use and settled at one place for a year or two and sold their iron goods and then moved on to another place. One such group came to Vrindavan and made their dwelling on the outer parts near the railway line. In this group here was a womwn called Mani who along with her other clan members went to have darshan of Bihariji and lo behold she fell head over heels in love with such a beauty. She went on looking at hin without a blink and lost her heart in his shining eyes. Tears of love rolled on to her cheeks and she refused to move from this enchanting scene. At last she had no choice but to leave the temple as her family and others were leaving.
Next morning she woke up very early too eager to see the enchanting Bihariji again but when she woke up her husband was down with a very high fever. How could she leave him in such a state so she dcided not to go. Soon the other people were ready to go and called out for the couple to come with them . She came out of her hut and told them about her husband’s fever so she was left behind. She saw the group vanishing out of her sight in the mist of winter months and kept gazing at that dirction. She could hardly remember how long she stood there but soon she saw that the group has come back. She was surprised to see them back so soon and enquired from them if they had gone to Bihriji or not. When they told her yes they had visited Bihariji’s temple she could hardly believe them so she asked them as to what was the colour of Bihariji’s dress. They started looking at each other because none of them had observed the colour of Bihariji’s clothes. She taunted them and said did you go for a strol or darshan? Then she said I will tell you ,today Bihari ji is wearing a yellow dress with a red zari patka.Now the people who had gone to the temple thought some one must have told her the colour of the dress Bihariji is wearing today but they were curious to find out the truth and decided to go back to he temple to find out. As they were going back she called out. Tell gosain ji to offer Bihariji the ladoo prasad which he has forgotton because Bihariji was complaining to me that he wants to eat those ladoos. The people thought she is crazy and soon reached the temple and saw the yellow and red dress of Bihariji but thought someone must have told her but then they thought we should convey her message as well and one of them asked the goswamiji on duty if he has forgotton to offer some ladoos to Bihariji. He replied no but all the same went in to check and was struck with wonder to find the ladoos kept on one side which he had forgotten about. He came out and asked those people how did they come to know about the ladoos and they narrated all said by mani. When her clan people had gone Mani felt very sad that she was unable to go with them.Her heart was crying to meet Biharji.Sh closed her eyes and brought his enchanting chhavi in her mind . She forgot everthing around her and was so engrossed in Bihariji that Bihari came personaly to her gave her his darshan and also talked to her. She was blessed.Throughout her whole life she would go to bhariji's temple and thank him for his kripa on her. Such are the ways of Bihariji towards his loved devotees. Bolo bhakti mati mani devi ki jaiiii