Giriraj Parikrama

  • Destination: Nathdwara

Govardhan is a hill located near the town of Vrindavan, is considered as sacred by a number of traditions within Hinduism. Known as Govardhan or Giriraj it is the sacred center of Braj and is identified as a natural form of Krishna. On the similar tradition there is a Giriraj Hill located near the city […]

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Govardhan is a hill located near the town of Vrindavan, is considered as sacred by a number of traditions within Hinduism. Known as Govardhan or Giriraj it is the sacred center of Braj and is identified as a natural form of Krishna. On the similar tradition there is a Giriraj Hill located near the city of Nathdwara also. Lord Krishna once lifted Mt Govardhan and held it up as protection to his people and cattle from the rain. Shrinathji is the statue of that particular moment of Krishna. And called with the name GIRIRAJ DHARAN also.

Parikram (walk around) of the Mt. Giriraj is considered sacred in Vaishnavs. For the same purpose a beautiful pathway with flower, lights and other décor has been made besides the Giriraj in Nathdwara.

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