Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani, and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favor.

With great happiness in our hearts, we invite everyone to join in the auspicious Kartika Festival in Vrindavan. We have organized a wonderful variety of parikramas to the Holy Places of Krishna's pastimes in Braja for all of you.

Almost daily, we will be going by bus leaving in the morning and returning in time for lunch around 3 PM, unless otherwise noted. Sometimes we will also join up with Lokanatha Swami's Vraja Mandala Parikrama and enjoy the association of the many devotees who will be wandering around Braja on foot. Tickets will be available from the Welcome Center next to the temple, and all of SrilaPrabhupada's disciples and accompanied family members are free!

 The *th of November is the Holy Disappearance Day Festival of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and we extend a warm invitation to all to come and commemorate this sacred occassion with us in Sri Vrindavan, where His Divine Grace is sitting in Samadhi. Leading up to this day, every evening, senior disciples will be relating their memories of Srila Prabhupada. One day before, we will take Srila Prabhupada in the very same palanquin from 1977 for a grand Sankirtan Procession past all the Goswami temples in Vrindavan.

                        Parikrama Schedule


20 Moonlight Giriraja Parikrama

21 Vrindavan Temples Pt 1

22 Vrindavan Temples Pt 2

24 Madhuvan - Talavan

25 Braj Mohan Mandir Narrottam Disap

27 Radha Kunda

29 Barsana

31 Badrinath


02 Javat - Ter Kadamba

   (Lunch at Vrinda Kunda)

03 Kamyavan

04 Raval - Gokul (Diwali)

05 Govardhana Puja

07 Srila Prabhupada Procession to Goswami Mandirs

08 Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day

09 Mansarovar, Bhandirvan, Baelvan

   Return by boat

11 Nandagram (Lunch at Vrinda kunda

12 Gopastami

13 Lohavan - Dauji

15 All night Kirtan in Vrinda Kunda

16 Tulasi Salagram Vivah in Vrinda Kunda

18 Surya Kunda

In service of Srimati Vrinda Devi,
Deena Bandhu dasa

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