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 					 					 					Madhuvan Darshan: Krishna Kund and Temples in

 9 October 2009. Today is the first bus day. The parikrama 					party
in 19 buses went to 4 of the main forests of Vraja -- 					Madhuvan,
Talavan, Matavan and Bhandirvan. This episode 					covers our darshan
of the ancient forest Madhuvan.

 					 					 					Madhuvan & Talavan Darshan: From Dhruva Tila to
Balabhadra 					Kund

 After the blissful gathering on the bank of Krishna Kund in
					Madhuvan, the devotees walked a little distance in what used
					to be the Madhuvan forest and took darshan of Dhruva and
					Lakshmi Narayan at Dhruva Tila (Hill) where Dhruva performed
					austerities and got the darshan of Lord Narayan. From here
					the parikrama party went by bus to the next forest - Talavan
					where Baladev killed the donkey demon Dhenukasura. In
					Talavan, you can get darshan of Dauji (Baladev) in his
					beautiful temple on the bank of Balabhadra Kund.

 					 					 					Matavan & Bhandirvan Darshan: Mana Sarovar to

 After visiting Talavan (in previous episode), our parikrama
					party by bus proceeded to Mana Sarovar which is located in
					the forest Matavan. This sarovar was manifested from Srimati
					Radhika's tears. Then from Mana Sarovar we proceeded to the
					forest Bhandirvan which is now a village called Bhandir Gaon.
					In here, you can have darshan of the ancient tree Bhandirvat,
					under which one marriage pastime of Radha and Krsna by Lord
					Brahma took place. Also. here is Venu Kupa, a well that
					Krsna manifested through His flute. This forest is a site of
					many wonderful pastimes of Krsna and his sakhas and sakhis
					from cow grazing to wrestling matches to lunch picnics and
					not to mention his eating the forest fire. Just a little
					distance from Bhandirvata is another ancient tree Vamsivata
					under which Krsna used to perform Rasa lila with the gopis
					and where His best friend Sridam stayed in separation from
					Him when He left Vraja. All details of these pastimes in the
					beautiful book Sri Vraja mandal Parikrama by our worshipful
					Guru Maharaj Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami

 					 					 					Vrindavan darshan: Nidhuvan Parikrama

 8 October 2009. Today the parikrama party went to Nidhuvan 					then
to the temples of Sri Radharaman, Sri Gokulananda, Sri
					Radha-Gopinath, and Sri Shyamasundar. This episode covers
					our parikrama In Nidhuvana where Sri Sri Radha and Krishna's
					many wonderful amorous pastimes are eternally taking place.
					Here you can take darshan of Srimati Radhika's kunjas,
					Visakha kunda, the appearance place of Sri Bankebihari and
					the samadhi mandir of Swami Haridasji.

 					 					 					Vrindavan Darshan: Sri Radharaman Temple

 After circumambulating Nidhuvan, our parikrama party 					proceeded
to Sri Radharaman Temple. Before taking the 					darshan of Sri
Radharamanji, we take the shelter of Sri 					Gopal Bhatta Goswami,
His dear devotee to whom He manifested 					Himself. Therefore, in
this episode we first went to the 					samadhi temple of Gopal Bhatta
Goswami then took a lovely 					darshan of the Supremely Beautiful Sri

 					 					 					Vrindavan Darshan: Temples of Sri Gokulananda, Sri
Radha-Gopinath 					and Sri Shyamasundar

 After taking darshan of Sri Radharamanjiu, we proceeded to 					the
temples of Sri Radha-Gokulananda where you can take 					darshan of
Sri Radhavinodji the worshipful Deities of Sri 					Lokanath Goswami
and Sri Radha Gokulanandaji, the worshipful 					Deities of Srila
Viswanath Chakravarty Thakur. Within the 					temple area, you can do
parikrama of the samadhi mandirs of 					Srila Lokanath Goswami, Srila
Visvanath Chakravarty Thakur 					and Srila Narottam das Thakur. Then
just nearby is the 					temple of Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath. You are
lucky that 					Thakurji is giving His darshan in this video. Then
finally 					we took the beautiful darshan of Sri Radha Shyamasundar
					after first taking shelter of the mercy of Srila Shyamananda
					Prabhu in his bhajan cave within the temple area.
					Photography is prohibited in the temple so I wasn't allowed
					to capture the very interesting and wonderful sringar
					(outfit and decoration) of Sri Shyamasundar today. But if
					you know where to pause the video you may have a glimpse of
					how Sri Shyamasundar is today dressed as a lady gardener in
					order to meet with His beloved Radhika. Jaya Jaya Sri Radhe!
					Gaur Premanande!

 					 					 					Baelvan Darshan: Journey to Lakshmi's place of

 7 October 2009. Today the 					parikrama party crossed the Yamuna by
boat to go to one of 					Vraja's main forest called Baelvan. It is a
place known to 					be the bestower of perfection to austerities. And
showing 					how glorious Vraja mandal and the Vrajavasis (especially
the 					Vraja gopis) are, Lakshmi, the Goddess of Fortune Herself
					left all her fortune to come and perform austerities in this
					sacred forest. Why? Because she too wants to enter into the
					Rasa lila of Sri Krishna. Unfortunately, she does not want
					to accept the position of being a cowherd girl and make cow
					dung patties and especially to be married to some other gopa
					so she can be a secret paramour lover of Krishna. Therefore
					upto now it is said that she is still performing austerities
					there. And so today we had darshan of her temple, and the
					remaining trees in what used to be a forest so abundant of
					Bael trees. It was a bit of a walk from the Yamuna with lots
					of happy and friendly honeybees buzzing around to welcome
					us. (Hey, those who came with us, you know what I mean. :)

 					 					 					Vrindavan Darshan: From Imli Tala to Seva Kunja

 6 October, 2009. Today 					the parikrama party first went to Imli
Tala, the site of the 					ancient Tamarind tree where Sri Krishna sat
down and because 					of intense absorption in the mood of separation
from Srimati 					Radhika, His blackish complexion became golden like
					Radhika's. And when Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came to Vraja
					and resided in Akrura ghat for several days, this place is
					where Mahaprabhu used to visit daily and sit under the same
					tree absorbed in deep moods of loving devotion.

 From Imli Tala we proceeded to Seva Kunja also known as
					Nikunjavan which is one of the highest places in Vrindavan
					being the special place where many intimate loving pastimes
					of the Divine Couple is eternally taking place.

 					 					 					Vrindavan Darshan: From Seva Kunja to Sringar Vata

 From Seva Kunja the parikrama party went to Sri Radha 					Damodar
Temple. and took darshan of Sri Sri Radha Damodar 					and
circumambulated Their temple as well as the samadhis of 					great
personalities there like Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila 					Jiva Goswami,
Srila Krsnadas Kaviraj, Srila Bugarbha Goswami, 					Srila Prabhupad
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and more. 					From Sri Radha Damodar
Temple, on the way back to Gopinath 					Bhavan we took darshan of
Sringar Vat, the holy tree under 					which Krishna met Srimati
Radhika after she left the Rasa 					dance and attempting to break Her
mana (jealous anger), He 					decorated Her with flowers. This place
is also where 					Nityananda Prabhu resided when He visited Vraja.
Tthus it is 					also called Nityananda Vata.

 For more detailed description of the pastimes in these
					wonderful places, read Sri Vraja mandal Parikrama book by
					Sri Srimad Bhaktiventa Narayan Goswami available for
					download at

 Returning to Gopinath Bhavan, this video coverage ends with 					a
quick darshan of our kitchen crew, in appreciation for 					their
wonderful service of preparing and feeding prasadam to 					hundreds
of our parikrama pilgrims from all over the world.

 Vrindavan Darshan: Kaliya Lake to Sri Madanmohan Temple

 5 October 2009. Today the parikrama party went to the famous spot
where 		Krishna subdued the serpent Kaliya and to the bhajan kuti and
samadhi of 		Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati just nearby. Then the
parikrama party 		proceeded to Sri Madanmohan temple to get the
darshan of Srila Sanatan 		Goswami's worshipful Deity Sri
Madanmohanji. In this coverage, you can 		have video darshan of Sri
Sanatan Goswami's samadhi and bhajan kuti and 		the place of the
original Sri Madanmohan temple (which was desecrated by 		the
tyrannical Mughol emperor Aurangzeb).before taking darshan of Sri
		Madanmohanji in His new temple. In this way we are taking the
shelter of 		Sri Sanatan Goswami by whose mercy only we can have
sambandha 		(relationship) with Sri Madanmohan.

 		 		Vrindavan Darshan: Advaita Vat to Sri Banke-bihari Temple

 After dashan of Sri Madanmohanji, you can get the darshan of the
other 		holy places just nearby like Advaita Vat which was the tree
under which 		Advaita Acharya lived and worshipped Sri Madan-gopal
when he first came 		to Vraja before the advent of Sri Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu. Later on when 		Advaita Acharya left Vrindavan, He
entrusted secretly Sri Madan-gopal to 		one Brahmin family in Mathura.
When Sanatan Goswami came to Vraja, the 		same Deity made His way to
Sanatan Goswami who established Him in a big 		temple at the place we
just visited in the previous episode. From then 		on Sri Madan-gopal
became known as Sri Madanmohan, Also just nearby is 		the beautiful
Ashta-Sakhi Mandir or the Temple of the Eight Sakhis where 		you can
have darshan of the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha and Krishna in 		the
middle of Their Eight girlfriends. And on the way back from here to
		our program site in Gopinath Bhavan you can pass by and take darshan
of 		the famous Sri Banke-bahari Temple where Swami Haridasji
established the 		worship of Sri Banke-bihari Krishna, the Deity he
manifested in Nidhuvan. 		Unfortunately cameras are strictly
prohibited here so our coverage ends 		only at the temple entrance...

 * 			 			Kartik Vrata begins: Sankalpa in Vrndavan (Part 1)

 *4 October 2009*. Today is Sarad Purnima and beginning of 			Kartik
Vrata. After the morning class, our most worshipful Srila 			Gurudev
Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami Maharaj performed 			Gurupuja
and pushpanjali ceremony to Paramgurudev Sri Srimad Bhakti 			Pragyan
Keshav Goswami Maharaj (Srila Gurudev's Guru Maharaj and the
			sanyas-guru of His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami
			Maharaj) whose disappearance day we are also celebrating today.
Then 			we all went to the bank of the Yamuna for the sankalpa
ceremony (or 			the taking of vow to perform Kartik vrata this month).

 This episode is a brief 			coverage of the devotees' assembly at the
bank of Yamuna and the 			lovely harikatha by our Srila Guru Maharaj
about the real purpose of 			our sankalpa before the Sankalpa and
Yamuna puja started. (Sripad BV 			Madhav Maharaj gave the english
translation in the video.)

 * 			 			Kartik Vrata Begins: Sankalpa in Vrindavan (part 2)

 In previous episode Srila Guru Maharaj made it clear that we shall
			follow Kartik vrata only for the sole aim and purpose to become the
			maidservant of Srimati Radhika. This video episode covers briefly
			the actual sankalpa ceremony and Srila Guru Maharaj's return to
			Gopinath Bhavan ending with a blissful sankirtan rock-out with
			Sripad Rasananda Prabhu and Sripad BV Ashram Maharaj.


 		 		Lohavan Darshan: Durvasa Ashram

 *2 October 2009*. Today the parikrama party crossed the Yamuna to
		go to Durvasa Ashram which is situated in Lohavan. Before reaching
		Durvasa Ashram, first the parikrama party took breakfast prepared by
the 		local Vrijvasis in the village of Ishapur. That time, I went
ahead to 		visit our Durvasa Ashram Goshala and had darshan of our
cows then 		proceeded to our Durvasa Ashram Temple and welcomed the
parikrama party. 		Below is an excerpt about Durvasa Ashram from the
Lohavan chapter in Sri 		Vraja mandal Parikrama book by Sri Srimad
Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami 		Maharaja:

 "This place lies across the Yamuna 		one mile north of Vishram Ghat
in Mathura. It is Maharishi Durvasas 		place of austerities. It was
from here that Durvasa crossed the Yamuna 		on Dvadasi and went to the
palace of Ambarish Maharaja in Mathurä just 		when the king was due
to break his Ekadasi fast (parana). This pastime 		has been narrated
in detail in Srimad-Bhagavatam (Ninth Canto, Fourth 		Chapter). Just
near Durvasa Ashrama is the ashrama of Maharishi Parasara. 		Sri Vyasa
and other rishis and munis would visit Maharishi Parasara 		there.
Close by, on the bank of Yamunä, was the ashrama of Dattatreyaji.
		Satyavati, also known as Matsyagandha, the mother of Sri Vyasadeva,
		stayed here with her father, the boatman who had raised her. The
island 		on which Krishna-dvaipayana Sri Vedavyasa took birth is in
the Yamuna 		nearby. At Durväsa Ashrama, the gopis satisfied
Maharishi Durväsa by 		offering him various kinds of delicious

 * 			 			Mathura Darshan: Dwarkadish to Adi & Sweta Varaha

 *1 October 2009*. The parikrama party today went first to
			Dwarkadish Temple. With the sankirtan party led by Rasananda
Prabhu, 			the devotees were loudly chanting "Radhe! Radhe!" as a way
of 			telling the Lord of Dwarka, "Hey where's your peacock feather
and 			your flute? Why you left Vrndavan? Are you really happy away
from 			our Swamini? Radhe! Radhe!"

 Among the new temples of 			Mathura, the Dwarkadish Temple is
prominent. It was established 			about 150 years ago by a devotee in
the line of Sri Vallabacharya. 			This temple is situated close to
Vishram ghat.

 After darshan of Dwarkadish 			the parikrama party proceeded to the
temples of Adi Varaha or 			Krishna Varaha (black Varaha Deity) and
Sweta Varäha (white Varaha 			Deity) which are just nearby. Below is
an excerpt about the Deity of 			Varahadev from Sri Vraja Mandal
Parikrama book by Sri Srimad 			Bhakttivedanta Narayan Goswami

 "At the beginning of 			Satya-yuga, there was a brahmin rishi named
Kapila. He was a 			worshipper of Bhagaväan Adi Varaha. Indra, the
king of the demigods 			was pleased with that brahmin and brought that
deity of Varaha to 			Svarga (heaven), where he installed Him for
worship. Having defeated 			Indra, the mighty Ravana seized that
Varaha deity from Svarga and 			established Him in Lanka. After
killing the nirvisheshavadi Ravana, 			Bhagavan Sri Ramachandra
brought that same deity to Ayodhya and 			installed Him in His palace.
While leaving Ayodhya to kill 			Lavanasura, Maharaja Shatrughna asked
his elder brother Sri 			Ramachandraji for this Varaha deity. Maharaja
Shatrughna carried the 			deity with him and, after killing
Lavanasura, established Him in the 			city of Mathura, where one can
take darshana of Him today."




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 Oct. 11, Sunday
 BY BUS (from Vrindavan) Lauhavana, Raval, Brahmanda-ghata,
				Mahavana-Gokula, Dauji, prasadam at Sri Dauji Gaudiya Matha.
				(Return to Vrindavan).

 Oct. 12, Monday
 Pujyapada Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Maharaja’s appearance
				festival. Hari-katha and rest.

 Oct. 13, Tuesday
 BY BUS (from Vrindavan) to Khelanvana, Rama-ghata, Viharavana,
				Cira-ghata (prasadam), Vatsavana, Garuda-Govinda. (Return to

 Oct. 14, Wednesday
 Ekadasi. Sri Vrindavan parikrama.

 Oct. 15, Thursday
 Bhatrol, Akrura-ghata, prasadam at the place of the Yanja-patnis.

 Oct. 16, Friday
 Departure from Vrindavan. BY BUS to Govardhan via Bahulavana,
				Paitha and Candra-sarovara. Hari-katha and prasadam in Govardhan
				at Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha till afternoon of Nov. 2.

 Oct. 17, Saturday
 Govardhan parikrama – Dana-ghati, Anyora, Govinda-kunda,
				Punchari, Surabhi-kunda (prasadam), Jatipura. Offering ghee
				lamps in the evening.

 Oct. 18, Sunday
 Adjusted schedule for the purpose of facilitating faithful
				pilgrims who can only attend this festival on a weekend day:
				Govardhan Puja, annakuta festival, worship of Govardhan Hill.
				Dipavali - festival of lights in the evening.

 Oct. 19, Monday
 Official date for Govardhan Puja. Today our party will do
				Radha-kunda parikrama and also go to Uddhava-kunda.
				Kusuma-sarovara etc. Prasadam at Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Matha.

 Oct. 20, Tuesday
 Sri Hari-deva Temple, Brahma-kunda, Cakalesvara Mahadeva,
				Mukharavinda, Sri Sanatana Gosvami’s bhajana-kutira, etc.
				Bhaijadaja (Yamaraja’s blessings on brothers and sisters).

 Oct. 21, Wednesday
 Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja’s and Srila Bhaktivedanta
				Trivikrama Maharaja’s disappearance festival. Hari-katha and

 Oct. 22, Thursday
 Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja’s disappearance festival.

 Oct. 23, Friday
 Killola-kunda, Gvala-pokhara (prasadam), Syama-talaiya,
				Ratna-vedi, Carana-cihna, Narada-kunda. Srila Bhakti Srirupa
				Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaja’s appearance festival.

 Oct. 24, Saturday
 BY BUS to Kamyavana via Ghantholi, Gulal-kunda, Dig,
				Bhojana-thali (breakfast prasadam), Pichala-pahadi (slide-hill),
				Vyomasura’s cave, temples of Govindaji, Vrnda-devi and Kamesvara
				Mahadeva, Vimala-kunda (lunch prasadam), Carana-pahari. (Return
				to Govardhan.)

 Oct. 25, Sunday
 Syam Darha, Dohni kunda. Hari-katha and rest at Giridhari
				Gaudiya Matha, Govardhan.

 Oct. 26, Monday
 Gopastami. BY BUS to Nandagrama via Prema-sarovara, Sanket,
				Nandakhirak (Nanda-baba’s gosala), Uddhava-kyari, Lalita-kunda,
				Nanda-bhavana, Ter-kadamba, Asisesvar Mahadeva (prasadam),
				Pavana-sarovara, Choti Carana-pahari. (Return to Govardhan.)

 Oct. 27, Tuesday
 Hari-katha and rest at Giridhari Gaudiya Matha, Govardhan.

 Oct. 28, Wednesday
 BY BUS to Khadiravana, Kokilavana, Javata, Baithana,
				Carana-pahari (prasadam). (Return to Govardhan.)

 Oct. 29, Thursday
 Ekadasi. Srila Gaura-kisora dasa Babaji Maharaja’s
				disappearance. Bhisma-pancaka. Hari- katha and rest at Giridhari
				Gaudiya Matha, Govardhan.

 Oct. 30, Friday
 BY BUS to Vrindavan. Yearly festival at Ananda-dhama with
				prasadam and nagara-sankirtana in the evening.

 Oct. 31, Saturday
 BY BUS to Varsana. Sankiri Khora Cikasauli, Gahvaravana
				parikrama, Vilasa-gharha, Mana-garha, Dana-garha, Mor-kuti
				(breakfast prasadam), Sriji Temple, Varsana. Pili-pokhara,
				Uchagaon (prasadam), Sakhigiri-parvata, Suryakunda. (Return to

 Nov. 1, Sunday
 Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja’s disappearance
				festival. Hari-katha and rest at Giridhari Gaudiya Matha,

 Nov. 2, Monday
 Vaisnava homa (honoring Vaisnavas). End of Kartika-vrata and

 End of Sri Vraja Mandala Parikrama

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