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ISKCON’s Vraja Mandala Parikrama 2009

Thursday, 27 August 2009 / Published in Ads, Message Board / 3,838 views

Premanjana (das) LOK (Vrindavan – IN): Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

ISKCON’s 23rd Vraja Mandala Parikrama will be held this year from Sunday 4th October till Monday 2nd November.

The schedule of the whole Parikrama has been linked here as an Excel file and also pasted at the end of this article.

Registration will start from Friday 25th September at our ISKCON temple in Vrindavan. The registration fees are as follows:

Full time ISKCON/Namahatta devotees Rs. 2500
Other devotees Rs. 4500

Full time ISKCON/Namahatta devotees should bring a recommendation letter
from their temple authority in which it should be mentioned that:
– one is a full time devotee.
– one has received permission and blessings from his temple authority to
participate in the Parikrama.

The Parikrama will start on Sunday 4th October right after mangal arati at
5:00 am. All participants are kindly requested to reach Sri Vrindavan Dhama
the latest on 3th October.

Please note that one will have to arrange his own accommodation in Vrindavan
untill Sunday 4th October. The VMP Management will provide accommodation
from Monday 5th October onwards.

There will be daily walking during the Parikrama in which we will cover
average 15 km a day. Therefore we will assume that participating devotees
are in a reasonable or good health condition. The Parikrama might not be so
convenient for someone who has difficulties with walking, or who is too old,
too young or disabled. Normally a devotee should be able to cover the whole
Parikrama on his own strength.

Below is some general information regarding participation in the Parikrama.

We are looking forward to serve and assist you to the best of our abilities.

For any further information please contact:

Vrajabhumi das: +91-9415113744
Istadeva das: +91-9371178393
Premanjana das: premanjana.lok@pamho.net or Braj84@yahoo.com

ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation will be arranged in tents, schools, dharmashalas and temples
according to the facilities that will be available locally.

SHUTTLE SERVICE:

Devotees who want to take part in the Parikrama during daytime only can
avail of our Shuttle service. Every morning right after mangal arati a car
will leave from ISKCON Vrindavan to the Parikrama site and return in the
afternoon after the day Parikrama is over. The charges for this Shuttle
service for the whole month is Rs. 6000. For use of this facility on day
basis we will charge a reasonable fare.

MOBILE SHOP

When we reach the destination our Mobile shop will be open. The shop
will supply basic requirements, such as soap, batteries, candles, matches,
mineral water, dry fruits, snacks, etc.

LAUNDRY SERVICE

Laundry service will be available for a reasonable rate. The laundry will be
collected in the morning and delivered in the evening.

MEDICAL CARE

A doctor and a nurse will be available. They will be equipped with a
first-aid kit, basic medicines for cold, light fever, diarrhea, minor
injuries, blisters, etc. In serious cases hospitals can be reached within a
short time by car.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

* FOR READING *
Krishna Book, Nectar Of Devotion, Song Book etc.

* FOR BATHING *
A bucket and plastic cup, small scrubbing brush, 2 gamsas.

* FOR SLEEPING *
Rubber mat or straw mat, plastic sheet, warm sleeping bag, warm clothes
(when it becomes cold in the night), blankets, a mosquito net.

* AS WELL AS *
One good torch, cup for drinking, water bottle, cream for hands and feet,
mosquito repellent, washing line, shoulder bag.

ISKCON
Vraja Mandala Parikrama 2009
Schedule

OCTOBER
Sun 4 Vrindaban Istagosti
Mon 5 Vrindavan to Mathura
Tue 6 Mathura Parikrama
Wed 7 Mathura to Madhuban
Thu 8 Madhuban to Shantanukund
Fri 9 Shantanukund to Radhakund
Sat 10 Radhakund Giriraj Parikrama
Sun 11 Radhakund, Bahulashtami Midnight bathing
Mon 12 Radhakund to Deeg
Tue 13 Deeg to Badrinath
Wed 14 Badrinath Rama Ekadashi
Thu 15 Badrinath to Kamaban
Fri 16 Kamaban Interior Parikrama
Sat 17 Kamaban Exterior Parikrama
Sun 18 Kamaban to Barsana Dipavali
Mon 19 Barsana Govardhan Puja
Tue 20 Barsana to Nandgaon
Wed 21 Nandgaon to Kokilaban
Thu 22 Kokilaban Srila Prabhupada disapp. day
Fri 23 Kokilaban to Sheshashayi
Sat 24 Sheshashayi to Shergarh
Sun 25 Shergarh to Chirghat
Mon 26 Chirghat to Manth Gopastami
Tue 27 Manth to Mansarovar
Wed 28 Mansarovar to Lohaban
Thu 29 Lohaban to Dauji Utthana Ekadashi
Gaura Kishor Das Baba disapp.day
Fri 30 Dauji to Brahmandghat
Sat 31 Brahmandghat

NOVEMBER
Sun 1 Brahmandghat to Raval
Mon 2 Raval to Mathura Vishramghat By bus to Vrindavan

International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Founder-acarya
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir
Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg
Raman Reti
Vrindavan – 281124
District Mathura
U.P.
INDIA

For further information please contact:

Vrajabhumi das: +91-9415113744
Istadeva das: +91-9371178393
Premanjana das: premanjana.lok@pamho.net or Braj84@yahoo.com

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