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Braj Mandal Parikrama Traditionally known as "Chaurasi Kos" (84 kos- about 250 kms) parikrama. The Braj Parikrama is the Parikrama around the holy land of Braj, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The rainy month of Bhadon, the month when Lord Krishna was born, is a time of colorful celebrations. The famous Braj Parikrama, a pilgrimage of all the places in Braj associated with Krishna, is undertaken during this time. However from year to year the exact schedule may change, but the basic route that is taken on Braja Mandala Parikrama does not change.
Devotees achieve full experience of twelve forests of Vraja, over a period of one month and visit holy tirthas (pilgrimage centres) of Vraja (also spelt Braja or Braj). Vraja Mandala comprises twelve forests, known as vans, and twenty-four groves, known as upavans.
The twelve forests (vans) are:
The twenty-four groves (upvans) are
and all of these places are stated to share in Lord Krishna’s absolute nature.
The yatra extends to Kotban to the north of Mathura, to Nandgaon, Barsana and the Govardhan Hill to the west and south-west of the city and to the banks of the Yamuna to the east, where the Baldeo Temple is located. Colorful melas and performances of the Raaslila (a depiction of the exploits of Lord Krishna) are organized.
On Braj Mandala Parikrama, devotees from far and wide come together on the Braj Bhomi for taking the holy circumambulation around the divine land. The Parikrama commences at Mathura by bathing at Visrama Ghata. It moves clockwise around the Braja Mandala, heading first towards southwest of Mathura. It then turns north, visiting the seven main forests on the western side of the River Yamuna. The Parikrama then crosses the Yamuna and heads southwards visiting the five main forests on the eastern side of the river. It moves south until it reaches Baldeo (Dauji) and then goes back northwards, through the forest of Mahavana. Finally, it returns to Mathura, where it concludes by again bathing in Visrama Ghata.
Prominent religious places, situated on Parikrama Marg are mentioned below:
|1.||Vrindavan||12 km from Mathura Famous Temple of Shri Baanke Bihari Ji North-East||
Spiritual centre of Braj area
|2.||Mathura||Distt. Headquarter Situated on Delhi Agra national highway||Birth place of Shri Krishna|
|3.||Barsaana||30 km from Mathura||Birth place of Shri Radha ji Bhaanugarh, Daangarh, Vilaasgarh and Maangarh Place of play for Radha-Krishna|
|4.||Giriraaj ji||35 km from Bharatpur||The holy Goverdhan Mountain Devotees of Sri Krishna take a Parikrama of 21 km of around this mountain to get blessings & virtue|
|5.||Jatipuraa||On the Parikrama route to Giriraajji||Origin place of Shrinaathji|
|6.||Radha Kund||On the Parikrama route way of Giriraajji||Holy tank: It is said that it was created by Shri Krishna and Radhaji themselves|
|7.||Nand Village||Near Barsaana||Shri Nand Baba and Mother Yashoda lived here|
16 km to east of Mathura
|Goswami Vitthalnathji founded Gokul in 1627 after obtaining land from King Akbar. As per the Ancient story Sri Krishna was brought here to protect him from the Demon, Kansa|
|9.||Kaman||60 km from Bharatpur on Bharatpur-Delhi road||It is one of the 12 important Vans of Braj. Vrindadevi is the ruling Goddess of this place.|
|10.||Deeg||35 km from Bharatpur on Bharatpur-Alwar Road||It is also known as Latatthavan. Picturesque Palaces located here are worth-visiting|
|11.||Aadibadri||1.5 km from Alipur towards the South-West Badrinath||Symbolic form of the famous temple of Uttarakhand. This place is assumed to be associated with the childhood of Sri Krishna|
|12.||Kedarnath||14 km from Aadibadri||Symbolic form of famous pilgrimage place Shri Kedarnathji of Uttarakhand|
|13.||Charanpahadi||5 km from Kedarnath||This place is said to have actual foot-impressions of Sri Krishna|
|14.||Bhojanthaali||Kaman||Marks of the utensils in which lord Krishna used to have food with the Gwalas still exist here|
|15.||Vimalkund||Kaman||Holy Tank Many temples are located on the way|
|16.||Nimbgaon||On Varsaana Road||Ascetic-land of Shri Nimbakaacharya, the founder of Nimbark-community|
|17.||Paraasoli||On Goverdhan-Saankh||This was previously known as road Paramraas. The Garden of Kumbhandasji, Surdaasji’s singing & worshiping place and Mahapradhuji’s assembly room are located here, near the Chandra-Sarovar|
|18.||Paramdaraa||On Deeg-Kaman road||In ancient time it was known as Pramod Van. The village is associated with Shridaama, the friend of Sri Krishna.|
|19.||Baldevji||4 km in south from bandigram||This place is specially associated with Baldauji, the elder brother of Shri Krishna, and one the important places in the Braj Mandal region.|
|20.||Sanketvan||4 km in south of Varsana||Shri Krishna and Radhaji had met here with the help of Lalita Sakhi. Prem Sarovar is located in the nearby area.|
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