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Braj Parikrama – Walking Pilgrimage in Braj To Various Places Associated With Sri Krishna


Braj Parikrama is held in Shravan and Bhadrapada Month (July to September) and it commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna. The sacred pilgrimage encompasses the 12 forests, 24 grooves, River Yamuna, Govardhan Hill and all the important towns associated with the life and times of Lord Krishna. Devotees walk through all these places associated with Lord Krishna.

Vishram Ghat in Mathura is the starting point of the Braj Parikrama.

The devotees bathe in Yamuna at Vishram Ghat and commence their Parikrama.

Many devotees perform the entire Braj Parikrama barefoot.

The annual pilgrimage attracts people from different parts of India and around the world.

The 12 forests that are part of Braj Parikrama are:
  1. Bahulavan
  2. Bhadravan
  3. Bilvan
  4. Bhandirvan
  5. Kamyavan
  6. Khadiravan
  7. Kumudavan
  8. Lohavan
  9. Madhuvan
  10. Mahavan
  11. Talavan
  12. Vrindavan

The 24 grooves in Braj Parikrama are:
  1. Gokul
  2. Govardhan
  3. Barsana
  4. Nandagram
  5. Sanket
  6. Paramadra
  7. Aring
  8. Sessai
  9. Mat
  10. Uchagram
  11. Kelvan
  12. Sri Kund
  13. Gandharvavan
  14. Parsoli
  15. Bilchhu
  16. Bcchavan
  17. Adibadri
  18. Karahla
  19. Ajnokh
  20. Pisaya
  21. Kokilavan
  22. Dadhigram
  23. Kotvan
  24. Raval




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