Parikrama of Mathura is under taken every year by thousands of devotees

Parikrama of Mathura is under taken every year by thousands of devotees| Devotees go around places like Mathura, Brindavanam etc and cover 269kms during the Parikrama
Parikrama of Mathura
Parikrama means Pradakshina.  Devotees of Lord Sri Krishna who follow the Vallabha tradition consider the Parikrama very sacred.  Devotees do the parikrama on foot around Mathura, Brindavanam, Gokulam, Govardhanagiri and another 25 places which have a relation to the life of Lord Sri Krishna.  Parikrama begins every year on Bhadrapada Sukla Ekadasi at Visram Ghat in Mathura and ends at the same place.  Total distance to be covered is 269kms.  It takes 45 days to finish the Parikrama depending on the walking speed of the devotees.  Every year 5,000 to 10,000 devotees attend the Parikrama.  Food and accommodation is provided free to the all the devotees by some organizations.  This is called the Praja Parikrama.

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