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Madhuvan Darshan: Krishna Kund and Temples in
9 October 2009. Today is the first bus day. The parikrama party
in 19 buses went to 4 of the main forests of Vraja -- Madhuvan,
Talavan, Matavan and Bhandirvan. This episode covers our darshan
of the ancient forest Madhuvan.
Madhuvan & Talavan Darshan: From Dhruva Tila to
After the blissful gathering on the bank of Krishna Kund in
Madhuvan, the devotees walked a little distance in what used
to be the Madhuvan forest and took darshan of Dhruva and
Lakshmi Narayan at Dhruva Tila (Hill) where Dhruva performed
austerities and got the darshan of Lord Narayan. From here
the parikrama party went by bus to the next forest - Talavan
where Baladev killed the donkey demon Dhenukasura. In
Talavan, you can get darshan of Dauji (Baladev) in his
beautiful temple on the bank of Balabhadra Kund.
Matavan & Bhandirvan Darshan: Mana Sarovar to
After visiting Talavan (in previous episode), our parikrama
party by bus proceeded to Mana Sarovar which is located in
the forest Matavan. This sarovar was manifested from Srimati
Radhika's tears. Then from Mana Sarovar we proceeded to the
forest Bhandirvan which is now a village called Bhandir Gaon.
In here, you can have darshan of the ancient tree Bhandirvat,
under which one marriage pastime of Radha and Krsna by Lord
Brahma took place. Also. here is Venu Kupa, a well that
Krsna manifested through His flute. This forest is a site of
many wonderful pastimes of Krsna and his sakhas and sakhis
from cow grazing to wrestling matches to lunch picnics and
not to mention his eating the forest fire. Just a little
distance from Bhandirvata is another ancient tree Vamsivata
under which Krsna used to perform Rasa lila with the gopis
and where His best friend Sridam stayed in separation from
Him when He left Vraja. All details of these pastimes in the
beautiful book Sri Vraja mandal Parikrama by our worshipful
Guru Maharaj Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami
Vrindavan darshan: Nidhuvan Parikrama
8 October 2009. Today the parikrama party went to Nidhuvan then
to the temples of Sri Radharaman, Sri Gokulananda, Sri
Radha-Gopinath, and Sri Shyamasundar. This episode covers
our parikrama In Nidhuvana where Sri Sri Radha and Krishna's
many wonderful amorous pastimes are eternally taking place.
Here you can take darshan of Srimati Radhika's kunjas,
Visakha kunda, the appearance place of Sri Bankebihari and
the samadhi mandir of Swami Haridasji.
Vrindavan Darshan: Sri Radharaman Temple
After circumambulating Nidhuvan, our parikrama party proceeded
to Sri Radharaman Temple. Before taking the darshan of Sri
Radharamanji, we take the shelter of Sri Gopal Bhatta Goswami,
His dear devotee to whom He manifested Himself. Therefore, in
this episode we first went to the samadhi temple of Gopal Bhatta
Goswami then took a lovely darshan of the Supremely Beautiful Sri
Vrindavan Darshan: Temples of Sri Gokulananda, Sri
Radha-Gopinath and Sri Shyamasundar
After taking darshan of Sri Radharamanjiu, we proceeded to the
temples of Sri Radha-Gokulananda where you can take darshan of
Sri Radhavinodji the worshipful Deities of Sri Lokanath Goswami
and Sri Radha Gokulanandaji, the worshipful Deities of Srila
Viswanath Chakravarty Thakur. Within the temple area, you can do
parikrama of the samadhi mandirs of Srila Lokanath Goswami, Srila
Visvanath Chakravarty Thakur and Srila Narottam das Thakur. Then
just nearby is the temple of Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath. You are
lucky that Thakurji is giving His darshan in this video. Then
finally we took the beautiful darshan of Sri Radha Shyamasundar
after first taking shelter of the mercy of Srila Shyamananda
Prabhu in his bhajan cave within the temple area.
Photography is prohibited in the temple so I wasn't allowed
to capture the very interesting and wonderful sringar
(outfit and decoration) of Sri Shyamasundar today. But if
you know where to pause the video you may have a glimpse of
how Sri Shyamasundar is today dressed as a lady gardener in
order to meet with His beloved Radhika. Jaya Jaya Sri Radhe!
Baelvan Darshan: Journey to Lakshmi's place of
7 October 2009. Today the parikrama party crossed the Yamuna by
boat to go to one of Vraja's main forest called Baelvan. It is a
place known to be the bestower of perfection to austerities. And
showing how glorious Vraja mandal and the Vrajavasis (especially
the Vraja gopis) are, Lakshmi, the Goddess of Fortune Herself
left all her fortune to come and perform austerities in this
sacred forest. Why? Because she too wants to enter into the
Rasa lila of Sri Krishna. Unfortunately, she does not want
to accept the position of being a cowherd girl and make cow
dung patties and especially to be married to some other gopa
so she can be a secret paramour lover of Krishna. Therefore
upto now it is said that she is still performing austerities
there. And so today we had darshan of her temple, and the
remaining trees in what used to be a forest so abundant of
Bael trees. It was a bit of a walk from the Yamuna with lots
of happy and friendly honeybees buzzing around to welcome
us. (Hey, those who came with us, you know what I mean. :)
Vrindavan Darshan: From Imli Tala to Seva Kunja
6 October, 2009. Today the parikrama party first went to Imli
Tala, the site of the ancient Tamarind tree where Sri Krishna sat
down and because of intense absorption in the mood of separation
from Srimati Radhika, His blackish complexion became golden like
Radhika's. And when Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came to Vraja
and resided in Akrura ghat for several days, this place is
where Mahaprabhu used to visit daily and sit under the same
tree absorbed in deep moods of loving devotion.
From Imli Tala we proceeded to Seva Kunja also known as
Nikunjavan which is one of the highest places in Vrindavan
being the special place where many intimate loving pastimes
of the Divine Couple is eternally taking place.
Vrindavan Darshan: From Seva Kunja to Sringar Vata
From Seva Kunja the parikrama party went to Sri Radha Damodar
Temple. and took darshan of Sri Sri Radha Damodar and
circumambulated Their temple as well as the samadhis of great
personalities there like Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Jiva Goswami,
Srila Krsnadas Kaviraj, Srila Bugarbha Goswami, Srila Prabhupad
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and more. From Sri Radha Damodar
Temple, on the way back to Gopinath Bhavan we took darshan of
Sringar Vat, the holy tree under which Krishna met Srimati
Radhika after she left the Rasa dance and attempting to break Her
mana (jealous anger), He decorated Her with flowers. This place
is also where Nityananda Prabhu resided when He visited Vraja.
Tthus it is also called Nityananda Vata.
For more detailed description of the pastimes in these
wonderful places, read Sri Vraja mandal Parikrama book by
Sri Srimad Bhaktiventa Narayan Goswami available for
Returning to Gopinath Bhavan, this video coverage ends with a
quick darshan of our kitchen crew, in appreciation for their
wonderful service of preparing and feeding prasadam to hundreds
of our parikrama pilgrims from all over the world.
Vrindavan Darshan: Kaliya Lake to Sri Madanmohan Temple
5 October 2009. Today the parikrama party went to the famous spot
where Krishna subdued the serpent Kaliya and to the bhajan kuti and
samadhi of Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati just nearby. Then the
parikrama party proceeded to Sri Madanmohan temple to get the
darshan of Srila Sanatan Goswami's worshipful Deity Sri
Madanmohanji. In this coverage, you can have video darshan of Sri
Sanatan Goswami's samadhi and bhajan kuti and the place of the
original Sri Madanmohan temple (which was desecrated by the
tyrannical Mughol emperor Aurangzeb).before taking darshan of Sri
Madanmohanji in His new temple. In this way we are taking the
shelter of Sri Sanatan Goswami by whose mercy only we can have
sambandha (relationship) with Sri Madanmohan.
Vrindavan Darshan: Advaita Vat to Sri Banke-bihari Temple
After dashan of Sri Madanmohanji, you can get the darshan of the
other holy places just nearby like Advaita Vat which was the tree
under which Advaita Acharya lived and worshipped Sri Madan-gopal
when he first came to Vraja before the advent of Sri Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu. Later on when Advaita Acharya left Vrindavan, He
entrusted secretly Sri Madan-gopal to one Brahmin family in Mathura.
When Sanatan Goswami came to Vraja, the same Deity made His way to
Sanatan Goswami who established Him in a big temple at the place we
just visited in the previous episode. From then on Sri Madan-gopal
became known as Sri Madanmohan, Also just nearby is the beautiful
Ashta-Sakhi Mandir or the Temple of the Eight Sakhis where you can
have darshan of the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha and Krishna in the
middle of Their Eight girlfriends. And on the way back from here to
our program site in Gopinath Bhavan you can pass by and take darshan
of the famous Sri Banke-bahari Temple where Swami Haridasji
established the worship of Sri Banke-bihari Krishna, the Deity he
manifested in Nidhuvan. Unfortunately cameras are strictly
prohibited here so our coverage ends only at the temple entrance...
* Kartik Vrata begins: Sankalpa in Vrndavan (Part 1)
*4 October 2009*. Today is Sarad Purnima and beginning of Kartik
Vrata. After the morning class, our most worshipful Srila Gurudev
Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami Maharaj performed Gurupuja
and pushpanjali ceremony to Paramgurudev Sri Srimad Bhakti Pragyan
Keshav Goswami Maharaj (Srila Gurudev's Guru Maharaj and the
sanyas-guru of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami
Maharaj) whose disappearance day we are also celebrating today.
Then we all went to the bank of the Yamuna for the sankalpa
ceremony (or the taking of vow to perform Kartik vrata this month).
This episode is a brief coverage of the devotees' assembly at the
bank of Yamuna and the lovely harikatha by our Srila Guru Maharaj
about the real purpose of our sankalpa before the Sankalpa and
Yamuna puja started. (Sripad BV Madhav Maharaj gave the english
translation in the video.)
* Kartik Vrata Begins: Sankalpa in Vrindavan (part 2)
In previous episode Srila Guru Maharaj made it clear that we shall
follow Kartik vrata only for the sole aim and purpose to become the
maidservant of Srimati Radhika. This video episode covers briefly
the actual sankalpa ceremony and Srila Guru Maharaj's return to
Gopinath Bhavan ending with a blissful sankirtan rock-out with
Sripad Rasananda Prabhu and Sripad BV Ashram Maharaj.
Lohavan Darshan: Durvasa Ashram
*2 October 2009*. Today the parikrama party crossed the Yamuna to
go to Durvasa Ashram which is situated in Lohavan. Before reaching
Durvasa Ashram, first the parikrama party took breakfast prepared by
the local Vrijvasis in the village of Ishapur. That time, I went
ahead to visit our Durvasa Ashram Goshala and had darshan of our
cows then proceeded to our Durvasa Ashram Temple and welcomed the
parikrama party. Below is an excerpt about Durvasa Ashram from the
Lohavan chapter in Sri Vraja mandal Parikrama book by Sri Srimad
Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami Maharaja:
"This place lies across the Yamuna one mile north of Vishram Ghat
in Mathura. It is Maharishi Durvasas place of austerities. It was
from here that Durvasa crossed the Yamuna on Dvadasi and went to the
palace of Ambarish Maharaja in Mathurä just when the king was due
to break his Ekadasi fast (parana). This pastime has been narrated
in detail in Srimad-Bhagavatam (Ninth Canto, Fourth Chapter). Just
near Durvasa Ashrama is the ashrama of Maharishi Parasara. Sri Vyasa
and other rishis and munis would visit Maharishi Parasara there.
Close by, on the bank of Yamunä, was the ashrama of Dattatreyaji.
Satyavati, also known as Matsyagandha, the mother of Sri Vyasadeva,
stayed here with her father, the boatman who had raised her. The
island on which Krishna-dvaipayana Sri Vedavyasa took birth is in
the Yamuna nearby. At Durväsa Ashrama, the gopis satisfied
Maharishi Durväsa by offering him various kinds of delicious
* Mathura Darshan: Dwarkadish to Adi & Sweta Varaha
*1 October 2009*. The parikrama party today went first to
Dwarkadish Temple. With the sankirtan party led by Rasananda
Prabhu, the devotees were loudly chanting "Radhe! Radhe!" as a way
of telling the Lord of Dwarka, "Hey where's your peacock feather
and your flute? Why you left Vrndavan? Are you really happy away
from our Swamini? Radhe! Radhe!"
Among the new temples of Mathura, the Dwarkadish Temple is
prominent. It was established about 150 years ago by a devotee in
the line of Sri Vallabacharya. This temple is situated close to
After darshan of Dwarkadish the parikrama party proceeded to the
temples of Adi Varaha or Krishna Varaha (black Varaha Deity) and
Sweta Varäha (white Varaha Deity) which are just nearby. Below is
an excerpt about the Deity of Varahadev from Sri Vraja Mandal
Parikrama book by Sri Srimad Bhakttivedanta Narayan Goswami
"At the beginning of Satya-yuga, there was a brahmin rishi named
Kapila. He was a worshipper of Bhagaväan Adi Varaha. Indra, the
king of the demigods was pleased with that brahmin and brought that
deity of Varaha to Svarga (heaven), where he installed Him for
worship. Having defeated Indra, the mighty Ravana seized that
Varaha deity from Svarga and established Him in Lanka. After
killing the nirvisheshavadi Ravana, Bhagavan Sri Ramachandra
brought that same deity to Ayodhya and installed Him in His palace.
While leaving Ayodhya to kill Lavanasura, Maharaja Shatrughna asked
his elder brother Sri Ramachandraji for this Varaha deity. Maharaja
Shatrughna carried the deity with him and, after killing
Lavanasura, established Him in the city of Mathura, where one can
take darshana of Him today."
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Oct. 11, Sunday
BY BUS (from Vrindavan) Lauhavana, Raval, Brahmanda-ghata,
Mahavana-Gokula, Dauji, prasadam at Sri Dauji Gaudiya Matha.
(Return to Vrindavan).
Oct. 12, Monday
Pujyapada Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja’s appearance
festival. Hari-katha and rest.
Oct. 13, Tuesday
BY BUS (from Vrindavan) to Khelanvana, Rama-ghata, Viharavana,
Cira-ghata (prasadam), Vatsavana, Garuda-Govinda. (Return to
Oct. 14, Wednesday
Ekadasi. Sri Vrindavan parikrama.
Oct. 15, Thursday
Bhatrol, Akrura-ghata, prasadam at the place of the Yanja-patnis.
Oct. 16, Friday
Departure from Vrindavan. BY BUS to Govardhan via Bahulavana,
Paitha and Candra-sarovara. Hari-katha and prasadam in Govardhan
at Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha till afternoon of Nov. 2.
Oct. 17, Saturday
Govardhan parikrama – Dana-ghati, Anyora, Govinda-kunda,
Punchari, Surabhi-kunda (prasadam), Jatipura. Offering ghee
lamps in the evening.
Oct. 18, Sunday
Adjusted schedule for the purpose of facilitating faithful
pilgrims who can only attend this festival on a weekend day:
Govardhan Puja, annakuta festival, worship of Govardhan Hill.
Dipavali - festival of lights in the evening.
Oct. 19, Monday
Official date for Govardhan Puja. Today our party will do
Radha-kunda parikrama and also go to Uddhava-kunda.
Kusuma-sarovara etc. Prasadam at Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha.
Oct. 20, Tuesday
Sri Hari-deva Temple, Brahma-kunda, Cakalesvara Mahadeva,
Mukharavinda, Sri Sanatana Gosvami’s bhajana-kutira, etc.
Bhaijadaja (Yamaraja’s blessings on brothers and sisters).
Oct. 21, Wednesday
Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja’s and Srila Bhaktivedanta
Trivikrama Maharaja’s disappearance festival. Hari-katha and
Oct. 22, Thursday
Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja’s disappearance festival.
Oct. 23, Friday
Killola-kunda, Gvala-pokhara (prasadam), Syama-talaiya,
Ratna-vedi, Carana-cihna, Narada-kunda. Srila Bhakti Srirupa
Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaja’s appearance festival.
Oct. 24, Saturday
BY BUS to Kamyavana via Ghantholi, Gulal-kunda, Dig,
Bhojana-thali (breakfast prasadam), Pichala-pahadi (slide-hill),
Vyomasura’s cave, temples of Govindaji, Vrnda-devi and Kamesvara
Mahadeva, Vimala-kunda (lunch prasadam), Carana-pahari. (Return
Oct. 25, Sunday
Syam Darha, Dohni kunda. Hari-katha and rest at Giridhari
Gaudiya Matha, Govardhan.
Oct. 26, Monday
Gopastami. BY BUS to Nandagrama via Prema-sarovara, Sanket,
Nandakhirak (Nanda-baba’s gosala), Uddhava-kyari, Lalita-kunda,
Nanda-bhavana, Ter-kadamba, Asisesvar Mahadeva (prasadam),
Pavana-sarovara, Choti Carana-pahari. (Return to Govardhan.)
Oct. 27, Tuesday
Hari-katha and rest at Giridhari Gaudiya Matha, Govardhan.
Oct. 28, Wednesday
BY BUS to Khadiravana, Kokilavana, Javata, Baithana,
Carana-pahari (prasadam). (Return to Govardhan.)
Oct. 29, Thursday
Ekadasi. Srila Gaura-kisora dasa Babaji Maharaja’s
disappearance. Bhisma-pancaka. Hari- katha and rest at Giridhari
Gaudiya Matha, Govardhan.
Oct. 30, Friday
BY BUS to Vrindavan. Yearly festival at Ananda-dhama with
prasadam and nagara-sankirtana in the evening.
Oct. 31, Saturday
BY BUS to Varsana. Sankiri Khora Cikasauli, Gahvaravana
parikrama, Vilasa-gharha, Mana-garha, Dana-garha, Mor-kuti
(breakfast prasadam), Sriji Temple, Varsana. Pili-pokhara,
Uchagaon (prasadam), Sakhigiri-parvata, Suryakunda. (Return to
Nov. 1, Sunday
Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja’s disappearance
festival. Hari-katha and rest at Giridhari Gaudiya Matha,
Nov. 2, Monday
Vaisnava homa (honoring Vaisnavas). End of Kartika-vrata and
End of Sri Vraja Mandala Parikrama
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