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Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama – Braj Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama in Kartik Month

Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama is the walking of on bare foot around Vrindavan and Mathura, the places associated with Lord Krishna. In 2024, the date of Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama on Akshaya Navami is November 10. Parikramas are done out of intense devotion (Bhakti) and also as penance for sins committed. Another day when Vishnu devotees perform the Parikrama is during the Dev Prabodhini Ekadasi on November 12, 2024.

Braj Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama is major spiritual journey undertaken during the Kartik Month (October – November) by Lord Krishna devotees. Vrindavan Mathura Parikrama on Akshaya Navami 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 2024, the date of Utthana Ekadasi is November 26.

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

Mathura Parikrama performed on Akshaya 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, Kans 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.

Mathura and Vrindavan Parikrama is performed for the redemption of sins and as a form of expressing Bhakti to Lord Krishna.