Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir Kartika Parikrama

Now that Janmastami and Radhastami Festivals have finished, thoughts turn towards Kartika. The Puranas glorify the month of Kartika as very special for making spiritual advancement, and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani, and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favor.

With great happiness in our hearts, we invite everyone to join in the auspicious Kartika Festival in Vrindavan. Because of Purusottama extra month this year, Kartika is a little later the weather will be quite pleasant in the day, just a little chilly in the morn. We have organized a wonderful variety of parikramas to the Holy Places of Krishna's pastimes in Braja for all of you. Almost daily, we will be going by bus leaving at 7 AM and returning in time for lunch around 2 PM, unless otherwise noted. Sometimes we will also join up with Lokanatha Swami's Braja Mandala Parikrama and enjoy the association of the many devotees who will be wandering around Braja on foot. Tickets will be available from the newly renovated Information Center next to the temple, and all of Srila Prabhupada's disciples and accompanied family members are free!

The 9th of November is the Holy Disappearance Day Festival of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and we extend a warm invitation to all to come and commemorate this sacred occassion with us in Sri Vrindavan, where His Divine Grace is sitting in Samadhi. Leading up to this day, every evening, senior disciples will be relating their memories of Srila Prabhupada. One day before, we will take Srila Prabhupada in the very same palanquin from 1977 for a grand Sankirtan Procession past all the Goswami temples in Vrindavan.

Parikrama Schedule

October 23 7:00 AM Vrindavan Temples

24 7:00 AM Vrindavan Temples

26 7:00 AM Madhuvan Talavan

27 7:00 AM Radha Kunda – Kusum Sarovar

28 9:30 AM Narottama Das Disap. Radha Gokulananda Mandir

29 7:00 AM Nandagram lunch at Vrinda Kunda

30 7:00 AM Mansarovar, Bandhirvan, Baelvan Return by Boat

November 1 7:00 AM Barsana

2 5:00 AM Badrinatha

4 7:00 AM Raval and Gokula

5 5:00 AM Kamyavan

6 5:00 AM Giriraja Parikrama

7 Govardhan Puja

8 7:00 AM Srila Prabhupada's Procession to Goswami Temples

9 Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day

11 7:00 AM Javat – Ter Kadamba – Lunch at Vrinda Kunda

13 7:00 AM Rama Ghata – Chir Ghata

14 10:00 AM Gopastami Ter Kadamba

16 7:00 AM Dauji Lohavan

17 4:30 PM All night Kirtan in Vrinda Kunda

18 7:30 AM Tulasi Shaligram Vivah Vrinda Kunda

In service of Srimati Vrinda Devi, Deena Bandhu dasa

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