Shree Thakorji resides in the house of Shree Nandraiji and Shree Yashodaji, hence we perform our worship with the bhav of a child. i.e in balbhav. Similarly how a mother looks after her young sibling, Thakorji’s seva is also done with the purest bhav and utmost care is given to him. According to the Shreemad bhagwat, Shree Mahaprabhuji started Ashtayam Seva with the bhav of Nandalay.

Later on Shree Mahaprabhuji’s Lalaan, Shree Gusaiji   elaborated the seva of bhog, Shringar which is practiced till date. Similarly Thakorji’s utsavs are also celebrated in the similar manner and his various Shringar and vastra are adorned in same way.

The gopis of Vraj used to love Shreeji so much that they would be at Shree Yashodaji’s door at all times. Yashodaji was very protective of Shree Krishna and concerned that he was being disturbed regularly. She decided that all those who wished to meet him could do so after he has finished his meal or rest, before going out.

Taking this into note, Shree Mahaprabhuji decided to open a Haveli at specific times in his form of nandalay. Shree Mahaprabhuji therefore set the eight times of the day when the doors of haveli would be open for darshans. The rest of the time Shreeji would go out and play with his friends or take the cows for grazing. Shree Mahaprabhuji has advised us on the two types of Bhavna when we perform seva.

Nandalay Bhav – This is the bhav of performing seva in the same manner as we would look after a small child. Therefore also reffered as Balbhav.

Kishor Bhav /Gopi Bhav – when the gopis of vraj performed seva for Thakorji with love and devotion of which a detailed explanation is given in gopi geet this is reffered as Kishor Bhav.