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

Vraja Mandala Padayatra 2022

October 30, 2022

Parasuram das

Vrindavan, the home of Lord Krishna, had a late monsoon and an early Kartika. Torrential rains came down making it difficult to get on the road.

As soon as the rain eased up we headed off through Mathura on to Madhavan, the first of the twelve principal forests of Vraj.

 

Krishna appears here is all the four yugas. In Satya-yuga, He appeared before Dhruva Maharaja. In Treta-yuga He came as Satrughna and killed the demon Lavanasura. He came as Lord Krishna in Dwapara-yuga and as Lord Caitanya in Kali-yuga

Bullock carts are the real Rolls Royce of Vraj, the number 1 form of transport for Lord Krishna and his devotees. Srila Prabhupada once said that the bulls that pull the cart for Gaura Nitai will go directly back to Godhead.

 

So we took off on the Harinam of a lifetime.

 

“Here I am now sitting in New York, the world’s greatest city, but my heart is always hankering after that Vrindavan. I shall be very happy to return to my Vrindavan, that sacred place.” [Srila Prabhupada]

 

During the whole year we distributed 180,000 small books in Vraj, join us for next year’s adventure.

 

Enjoy the short movie:

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