Govardhan Parikrama

Important information

  • Location:Govardhan hill, Aanyor, Uttar Pradesh 281502
  • Nearest Highway: Mathura Road (Highway) and Located at a distance of 23 km to the west of Mathura Road.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Mathura Railway Junction
  • Nearest Airport: is Indra Gandhi International Airpot, New Delhi which is 147 km away from Mathura.
  • Did you know: Lord Krishna held Govardhan Hill on his little finger to save the town from wrath of the god of rains Indra.
  • Govardhan Parikrama Distance: 21 kilometre.
  • Date: From Ekadashi to Poornima of the Shukla Paksha of each month. Govardhan Puja, Guru Purnima and Saavan Month.
  • Know about Govardhan Dham

Govardhan Parikrama is a famous pilgrimage center for Hindus. In this parikrama, Govardhan Parvat is circled which is about 21 kilometers. This Govardhan pilgrimage site is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, District Mathura. Govardhan Parvat is also known as Giriraj. The purpose of this parikrama is to get the blessings of Lord Krishna. It is the sacred center of Braj and is recognized as a natural form of Lord Krishna himself. This mountain is made of small sand stones. The length of this mountain is 8 km. is. This place is a very important pilgrimage center in Hinduism. This parikrama is done throughout the year. Devotees come from all the states of India to do the parikrama, but in North India, this parikrama is very famous, so most of the devotees come from North India. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to complete this parikrama.

Govardhan Parikrama is divided into two parts. Which is called small parikrama and big parikrama. The small parikrama is about 9 kilometers and the large parikrama is about 12 kilometers. Many devotees perform both these parikrama on different days as well. This parikrama is doing in the major festivals of Govardhan Puja, Guru Purnima and Saavan, on these days, about 5 to 6 lakh devotees do a day of parikrama. The devotees speak Radhe-Radhe while doing the parikrama, due to which the whole atmosphere becomes radhamye.

The following famous places come during the small parikrama -

Shyam Kund, Lalita Kund, Kushum Sarovar, Uddhav Temple, Ashok Van, Narada Kund, Ratna Kund, Jugal Kund, Kilola Kund, Panch Tirtha Kund, Mukharwind Temple, Kakaleshwar Temple, Mansi Ganga, Brahma Kund, Radha Kund, Haridev Temple, Giriraj Temple etc.

The following famous places come during the big parikrama -

Radharani Padminh, Laxmi-Narayan Temple, Dani Raja Temple, Iscaan Temple, Papamochan Kund, Danivaran Kund, Chandra Sarovar, Gauri Kund, Gopal Raj Temple, Sanskar Kund, Govind Kund, Nipa Kund, Narasimha Temple, Temple of Puchari Lota, Indra Kund, Surabhi Kund, Airavat Kund, Dandavat Shila, Gulal Kund etc.

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