SRIKSETRA PURI PARIKRAMA 2013
Org. by ISKCON
Founder Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
We are happy to invite devotees from around the world to perform the most auspicious Sri Ksetra Parikrama. This year the parikrama day falls on 22nd November.On this day, devotees will circumambulate the entire Sri Ksetra dhama, a distance of around 19 Km. This parikrama has been performed since the time Vidyapati visited Sri Ksetra. ISKCON has been organizing this parikrama for the last eight years, on the specific day prescribed for parikrama as per the scriptures. Last year we had eight thousand devotees participating in this parikrama. This year we are expecting many international devotees.
Highlights of this festival:
Sri Jagannath Darshan, Sri Jagannath Mahaprasadam, Sadhusanga Chanting,dancing, circumambulating Puridham, bathing in the ocean, and much more, all in the association of more ten thousand devotees!!
Hearing from expert devotees like HH Jayapataka Swami, HH Bhakti Charu Swami, HH Bhaktipurusottama Swami, HH Bhakti Gourava Narayan Swami, HH Gouranga Prema Swami, HH Bhakti Nityananda Swami, HH Bhakti Vinod Swami, HH Ram Govinda Swami, HG Ananga Mohan Prabhu and many more speakers, who know every detail of the pastimes of Jagannatha in Puri. HH Lokanath Swami will be there as usual to lead us in Sankirtan.
The festival schedule is as follows:
19th Nov: Devotees Arrival
20th & 21st Nov : Visit to different holy places in Puri related to the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
22nd Nov : Parikrama of Puridhama.