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Title: Parikrama of Puri Dhaam 2006
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-10-25 06:59:00
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! It has been heard from great Vaishnavas that this Shri Kshetra Parikrama is very potentially beneficial for our spiritual growth. It has been told that by performing the 18 km Puri Dhaam Parikrama on the Panchami tithi in the month of Magha (the month of Lord Krishna) which falls this year on the 10th of November 2006, five days after Kartika Purnima (5th of November 2006), one will get the same result of observing the the four-month Chaturamasya vrata, the one-month Kartika Vrata and Bhishma Panchaka. More »: "http://www.nitai.in/#"
Just as the scriptures recommend about Navadvipa Parikrama and Vrindavana Parikrama, they also recommend participating in the special Puri Parikrama known as Shri Kshetra Parikrama. In the Skanda Purana in fact, it is mentioned that when Vidyapati went to Nilachala (Puri) Dhaam for the first time, after taking darshan of Nila Madhava (Lord Jagannath), he also engaged in Parikrama of Nilachala Puri Dhaam.
I will be doing the Puri Dhaam Parikrama (18 km walk) with Kirtana beginning with the darshan of Shri Shri Radha Tota Gopinath from early morning till noon on the 10th of November 2006. All are welcome to join! The Holy Parikrama will be concluded by bathing in the Mahatirtha Sea which I like to call as “Gauranga: "http:///" Sagara” even though it’s popular name is the Bay of Bengal.