Vraja Parikrama

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Vraja Mandal Parikrama is the circumambulation of 84 Kosh Vraja Region - taking 1-2 months depending on the route and speed.

The origin of the Vraj Mandal Parikrama is variosly ascribed to Sri Nagaji of the Nimbarka Sampradaya and Sri Narayana Bhatta of Unchagaon, Varsana of the 16th century - who wrote complete guidebooks of the Yatras.

The Largest groups(5,000-20,000 people) at present which conduct the Braj Mandal Parikrama Yatra include - the Radharani Braj Yatra of Ramesh Baba, Varsana, Kathia Baba Ashram Yatra, Vallabh Sampradaya Yatra and others.

Vraja Dham[edit]

Vana[edit]

There are twelve vanas in the Vraja Mandal. Madhuvan, Talavan, Kumudvan, Bahulavan, Kamavan, Khadiravan, Vrindavan, Bhadravan, Bhandiravan, Belvan, Lohavan.

Mahavana and Upavana[edit]

There are twelve Mahavanas in Vraja Mandala.There are twelve Upavanas in Vraja Mandala. Namely,Gokul,Govardhan, Barsana, Nandagram, Sanket, Paramadra, Aring, Sessai, Mat, Uchagram, Kelvan, Sri Kund, Gandharvavan, Parsoli, Bilchhu, Bacchavan, Adibadri, Karahla, Ajnokh, Pisaya, Kokilavan, Dadhigram, Kotvan, and Raval.

Kunda[edit]

There are twelve kundas in Vraja Mandala; namely, Govinda Kunda, Lalita Kunda, Radha Kunda, Shyam Kunda, Davanal Kunda, Shantanu Kunda, Bilol Kunda.

Sarovara[edit]

There are twelve sarovaras in Vraja Mandala namely Kusum Sarobar, Prem Sarobar

Nimbarka Sampradaya[edit]

In the Nimbarka Paramapara Sri Nagaji Maharaj, who was born in Paingaon, Mathura district - introduced Vraja Parikrama(circumambulation of 84 Krosha Vraja Dham, the eternal playground of Lord Sri Krishna with His cowherds and Gopis) continuing since the last 530 years.

Kathia Baba Ashram[edit]

A branch of the Nimbarka Sampradaya, the Kathia Baba Ashram conducted one of the biggest Yatras.

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