Gopijana vallabha das: Dear devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada
We are happy to invite devotees from around the world to perform the most auspicious Sri Kshetra Parikrama. This year the parikrama day falls on 15th November. On this day, devotees will circumambulate the entire Sri Kshetra dhama, a distance of around 19 Km. This parikrama has been performed since the time Vidyapati visited Sri Kshetra. ISKCON has been organizing this parikrama for the last six years, on the specific day prescribed for parikrama as per the scriptures. Last year we had eight thousand devotees participating in this parikrama. This year we are expecting many international devotees and there will be a separate parikrama group for English speaking devotees.
Highlights of this festival:
Chanting, dancing, taking Prasad, circumambulating Puridham , bathing in the ocean, and much more, all in the association of more than eight thousand devotees!!
Hearing from expert devotees like HH Bhakti Gourava Narayan Swami, HH Gouranga Prema Swami, HG Ananga Mohan Das and many more speakers, who know every detail of the pastimes of Jagannatha in Puri. HH Lokanath Swami will be there as usual to lead us in Sankirtan. Last but not least we will have the association of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj.
The festival schedule is as follows:
12th Nov: Devotees Arrival
13th, 14th Nov: Visit to different holy places in Puri related to the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
15th Nov: Parikrama of Puridhama.
16th Nov: Extra day parikrama by Bus to Alarnatha, SakhiGopal, DandaBhanga, Chakra Tirtha, VediHanumana, Sonar Gouranga and few other places. (separate registration is required)
We will have three groups of devotees- Bengali, Oriya and English(international) speaking. This year we are arranging a special way of booking rooms for international devotees.
Registration is fee Rs.300/-
There will separate charge for your accommodation according to the type of hotel you chose.
This parikrama is organized for three days only. As devotees are coming from different parts of the world, many of whom may be coming for the first time or only time in their lives, we are planning to add one day more to the parikrama for those who desire to stay one extra day in puri. On this day we will visit Alarnath, SakhiGopala, Danda Bhanga, Chakra Tirta, VediHanumana, Sonar Gouranga and a few other places. If you are interested in this one day extra parikrama then please let us know. There will be an extra charge for this one day parikarama. This parikrama will be conducted by bus.
As we need sufficient time to book the hotels, I request all the devotees to kindly register yourself and your group from September.
Please write to Sriharikanta das for registration at:email@example.com.
Or you can register online at www.mayapur.com
Gopijana vallabha das