“Wandering in Navadvipa is the best of all opulences, the best of all religious principles, the best of all kinds of worship, the best of all perfections, the best of all glories, and the best of all oceans of sweetness.” – Sri Navadvipa Sataka by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati Thakura
30 days to go until Kartik Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama begins.
Kartik Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama offers devotees the opportunity to visit the nine islands of Navadvipa (West Bengal, India) in the association of sincere devotees and to hear the glories of the Lord in His pastime places from many senior Vaishnavas.
Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama is a considered to be a great benediction for devotees, and is especially favorable during the most auspicious month of Kartik. Performing Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama is one of the most powerful ways to advance in spiritual life. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur emphasized the importance of Navadvipa Parikrama when, not long before his departure from this world, he instructed his son Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur to “develop Sri Navadvipa Dham Parikrama, for by its performance all people of the world can be liberated” (qtd. from “Navadvipa,” Back to Godhead volume 33, number 6).
Pankajanghri Das has recounted his experience on Mayapur Chandra’s Kartik Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama as follows:
“It’s a very, very purifying program – getting covered with dust all day, hearing the pastimes of the Lord, chanting the holy names, in the association of the devotees, going temple to temple. It’s like the five most favorable things for pure devotional service all packed together in one… I would say it’s a must. Fifty percent of your life will be wasted if you don’t come on Mayapur Chandra’s parikrama.”
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To register, visit the booking office: Visiting Devotees & Leader Care Office, Ishodyan Bhavan (next to ICICI Bank) 10am -1pm
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