According to the Bengali Vaishnava tradition walking in Sri Navadvipa Dhama is the greatest opportunity to connect with the Supreme. Parikrama Coordinator Bhaktipurushottama Swami says: “parikrama means to dive all the senses at once in full bhakti practice. It is a complete absorption. Thus the devotees experience full Krishna-consciousness and this sensation conquers the mind. That is the main reason why the acharyas emphasised the performance of Parikrama. It is very important.”
This year the festival runs from 13th to 18th August 2016. Daily about 5,000 devotees and pilgrims come to swing Their Lordships from around Mayapur, Navadvipa and other localities.
Adivas day (Opening ceremony at Yoga Pita): 10th of March. Registration: from 8th to 10th of March, Parikrama starts: 11th of March, finishes: 18th of March. For online registration and information: www.navadvipaparikrama.com. For Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This twenty-one-minute video shows carefully selected moments from ISKCON's International Navadwip Parikrama 2015. The event took place on 22-28 Feb, and was organised by the ISKCON World Headquaters at Mayapur Dhama. A video by Vasudev Das.
ISKCON Mayapur invites everyone to join our Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2015 from 22nd to 28th February 2015.
ISKCON Mayapur has announced the dates for the 2015 Gaura Purnima festival. In 2015 Gaura Purnima will be celebrated on March 5th. The Mayapur community is working very hard to accommodate the tens of thousands of devotees from all over the world that are to be expected to visit Mayapur at this time of the year.
Ten thousand devotees are expected to attend the special 25th anniversary Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama from March 5th to 11th this spring.The Navadvipa area of West Bengal is considered sacred as it is the place where Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu -- believed to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna, or God Himself -- lived and taught his message of chanting God’s Holy Names.
The 25th Navidvipa Mandala Parikrama will take place from 5th to 11th March 2014. For further information go to: www.navadvipaparikrama.com
Shiva is among the most widely worshiped deities in India. With names such as Mahadeva ("the great god") and Nataraja ("the king of dancers"), he is venerated in ancient holy cities like Benares, where Saivites (as his worshipers are called) devote their lives to him, viewing him as the Supreme Lord.