Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama – Braj Brindavan Mathura Parikram in Kartik Month

Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama is the walking of on bare foot around Vrindavan and Mathura, the places associated with Lord Krishna. In 2014, the date of Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama on Akshay Navami is November 1. Parikramas are done out of intense devotion (Bhakti) and also as penance for sins committed. Braj Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama is major spiritual journey undertaken during the Kartik Month (October – November) by Lord Krishna devotees. Brindavan Mathura Parikrama on Akshay Naumi is considered highly auspicious and attracts thousands of devotees.

Another auspicious day to undertake Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama in Kartik month is during Utthana or Devotan Ekadasi day. In 2014, the date of Utthana Ekadasi is November 3.

Braj Brindavan Mathura Parikrama is performed in clockwise walking to all the temples, forests and sacred places associated with Lord Krishna.

Mathura Parikrama performed on Akshay Navami day is of three km or nine km and devotees concentrate in walking around the Mathura city. Some of the important holy places covered on the Parikrama include Vishram Ghat, Rangeshwar Temple, Bhuteshwar, Kaans Qila and Chamunda Devi.

On the same day some people opt for the Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama, which is about 54 km journey. Parikramas are done of both Vrindavan and Mathura. Large number of devotees perform this particular Parikrama on the Utthana Ekadasi day.

Vrindavan Parikrama is also done during all Ekadasis by some devotees.

ISKCON devotees have popularized the parikramas through there intense devotion and active participation.