The purpose of the Vraja Mandala Parikrama is to pay homage to the Holy Dhama by circumambulating the twelve sacred forests of Vrindavan just as Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu had done some five hundred years ago. The performance of parikrama is an important act of self-purification as well as an offering of devotion to the Lord. The goal of performing parikrama around Vraja is to increase ones smaranam or remembrance of Lord Sri Krishna, while seeing all the holy places where He performed His transcendental pastimes many thousands of years ago. By performing parikrama around the sacred forests of Vrindavan, one’s faith in the lotus feet of the Lord automatically increases with every step.
Introduction to the Vraja Mandala Parikrama
Start of the Vraja Mandala Parikrama
Vrindavan – starting at Ramana Reti (Krishna Balarama tree)………
Bhojana Sthala/Yajna Sthala
Radha Kunda, Shyama Kunda