Mudiya Purnima in Braj – Mudiya Puno

Mudiya Purnima, popularly known as Mudiya Puno, is observed in Braj (Vrindavan) on Guru Purnima day. Mudiya Purnima 2016 date is July 19. Mudiya refers to the shaving of heads that the Vaishnavas performed in mourning after the tiro bhav (death) of Sanatan Goswami.

The main ritual includes Parikrama of Giriraj - Govardhan (walking around the mountain). Bathing in Manasa Ganga and visiting temple and holy spots including Mukharavind and Danghati are part of the annual ritual.

Srila Sanatan Goswami the most important Goswami of Vrindavan. He is believed to have disappeared from earth on Guru Purnima day.

Mudiya Purnima Parikrama was started by Sanatan Goswami.

A 5-day fair (mela) and festival is held during the period which begins on Ashada Navami day (July 25). More than five million people participate in the holy events during period.