Parikrama is a Sanskrit word which means “to circumambulate.” Practitioners of Vedic culture are familiar with circumambulating the temple, deity, sacred fire during a sacrifice and a holy place. The devotee performs parikrama not only to purify himself, but also to imbibe the spiritual vibration of holy places, in order to develop detachment from the mundane world and attain attachment to the lotus feet of the Lord by rendering pure devotional service unto Him.The tradition of parikrama in the Gaudiya Sampradaya was exemplified by Lord Chaitanya, when He undertook Vraja mandal parikrama, during His visit to Vrindavan from Puri. Srila Bhaktisiddhantha Sarasvati Thakura also organized and conducted such parikramas of Vraja mandal and Navadvip mandal for large groups of devotees.

ISKCON Bangalore Group has been organizing parikramas to Vraja Mandal, Navadweep and Puri Dham (Purushottama Kshetra).  Read more

Glimpse of Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2017

Sri Dhama Mayapur, in Navadvipa, West Bengal, is the holy place where Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared over 500 years ago and inaugurated the Harinama Sankirtana Movement. Sri Chaitanya is Lord Krishna Himself, Who pioneered a spiritual revolution by spreading the sankirtana movement throughout India. Read More

Sri Vraja Mandal Parikrama

Vraja Mandal Bhoomi is covered with 12 principal forests and several other sub-forests which were the venue for Lord Shri Krishna’s sweet pastimes on this planet Earth, 5000 years ago. In the eighty-four kosas of Vraja Mandal, there are forty-eight different forests (vanas), which includes upavanas (sub-forests), prativanas and adhivanas. There are many holy places of pilgrimage sanctified by the contact of the Supreme Lord and His pure devotees. But, the topmost of them all is Vrindavana. Sri Vrindavanadhama is non-different from Sri Krishna (tad-dhama vrindavanam) because at Vrindavana the Lord enjoys the transcendental bliss of His internal potency. Read More

Sri Navadvip Mandal Parikrama

Sri Navadvipa-Mayapur Dhama is beautifully situated on the banks of the Ganges. Every island is separated by a tributary of Ganges river. On each of these islands Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates performed Their transcendental pastimes. Later Vaishnava Acaryas - Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, Gaura Kisora Babaji, Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Jagannatha Das Babaji, Vasudeva Dutta and others spent several years of their lives here. Also known as Gaura Mandala, it is one hundred sixty-eight miles in circumference, with the Ganges running through the center. Navadvipa is known as Audarya Dhama. The word audarya means magnanimity, generosity, and overflowing grace. Read More

Sri Purushottam Kshetra Parikrama

Sri Purushottam Kshetra - Puri is one of the four holy dhamas of India. It is located 60 km from Bhubaneshwar, on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Puri is called the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth. Other names are Sri-Kshetra, Nilachala and Jagannatha Dhama. Puri is about 2 km wide and 4 km long. The transcendental significance of Purushottama-kshetra, which is the eighty-square-mile field of Lord Jagannatha, cannot be properly described. Even the demigods from higher planetary systems see the inhabitants of this Jagannatha Puri as having exactly the same bodily features possessed by one in Vaikuntha (quoted in Nectar of Devotion).  Read More

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All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Please accept humble obeisances ..
Thank you for an experience that will be cherished ..though we left Vrindavan , taking back with us pleasurable memories .we could realize and learn many aspects in KC . Being in the association of devotees, we were enthusiastic in participating overcoming minor obstacles. It taught us tolerance, and surely a purification, realizing the strength of the holy name.
And thank you once again to all who were into organizing all updating us about schedules....

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