Parikramas are a matter of faith, walking bare feet from one
holy place to the next, clockwise covering all the
temples, forests and kunds associated with shri Krishna are made
famous by his famous disciples. Each Parikrama has a season and some
have days, when they can commence.
Braj Mandal Parikrama
Traditionally known as "Chaurasi Kos" (84 kos) parikrama. The longest of
all the parikrama covers 12 vanas (forests) 24 upvans(groves), sacred
hill Goverdhan, divine river Yamuna and numerous holy spots including
the whole, Braj Mandal. The main month is "Bhadon" (rainy month) for the Parikrama.
This parikrama goes a route of about 7 kos or 22kms, round by the
Goverdhan Parvat, Jatipura, Manasi Ganga, Radhakund, Kusum Sarover and
ends on Daanghatti temple. Although the parikrama can be made any day
but the great significant is of "Muniya Puno" or "Gurupurinima".
This parikrama path is 4 kos or 12 kms. It is customary for devotees to
walk around the town of Vrindavan. The important places passes on the
way are Kaliya dah ghat, Madan Mohan temple, sri Tatiyasthan, Iskcon,
Raman Reti and Keshi Ghat. The main day that people do parikrama of
Vrindavan is on "Ekadasi"(the eleventh day of waxing and waning moon).
This is a 3 kos or 9kms. Parikrama path that goes around the town. It
starts from Vishram Ghat and goes around Rangeswar temple, Bhuteshwar,
Kans quila and Chamunda devi. The main day for parikrama is "Akshay