Here’s why 84 kos of Braj is equal to 66 billion pilgrimages

In the Vedas and Puranas, the circumambulation of 84 Kos of Braj is of great importance, Braj Bhoomi is the Leela land of Lord Krishna and his Shakti Radha Rani. It has been told in the Varah Purana about this circumambulation that there are 66 billion pilgrimages on earth and they all come and reside in Braj during Chaturmas.

All those places including Vrindavan, Mathura, Gaukul, Nandgaon, Barsana, Govardhan where Shri Krishna ji’s childhood was spent and where he can be felt even today like in Sankor etc. are all part of Braj 84 Kos.

Of Braj Chaurasi Kos, one circumambulation is given.
Lakh four eighty vagina ke, sankat hari har lete
For the tree of Vrindavan, I don’t know the meaning.
On the put and the paat, Shri Radhe-Radhe hoy

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In the Vedas and Puranas, the circumambulation of 84 Kos of Braj is of great importance, Braj Bhoomi is the Leela land of Lord Krishna and his Shakti Radha Rani. It has been told in the Varah Purana about this circumambulation that there are 66 billion pilgrimages on earth and they all come and reside in Braj during Chaturmas.

1100 lakes are associated with Krishna’s pastimes

The circumambulation of Braj Chaurasi Kos passes through the villages of Hodal district of Rajasthan and Haryana besides Mathura. There are 25 halts for the rest of the pilgrims in the 268 km parikrama route. Around 1300 villages fall in this entire circumambulation. There are 1100 lakes, 36 forest-groves, mountain-mountains associated with Krishna’s pastimes. Witnesses of Balakrishna’s pastimes also visit those places and temples, whose darshan has probably never been seen before. During the parikrama, devotees also have to cross the Yamuna river.

Circumambulation at this time

Most of the yatras take place only in the month of Chaitra, Baisakh and not in the month of Chaturmas or Purushottam. The Parikrama Yatra is carried out once in a year from Chaitra Purnima to Baisakh Purnima. Some people start circumambulation in the month of Ashwin after Vijaya Dashami in the autumn period. There are different timings of parikrama in Shaivas and Vaishnavas.

What is the importance?

It is believed that Lord Krishna had called all the pilgrimages to Braj for the darshan of Maiya Yashoda and Nand Baba. To get rid of 84 lakh yonis by circumambulating 84 kos. By doing circumambulation, the sins of birth after birth are destroyed at every step. It has also been said in the scriptures that those who perform this circumambulation get the fruits of Ashwamedha Yagya at every step. Also, the person who does this circumambulation, that person definitely attains salvation.

It is said in Garga Samhita that Yashoda Maiya and Nanda Baba expressed their desire to visit 4 dhams from Lord Shri Krishna, then Lord Shri Krishna said that you have become old, so I am here for you to invoke all the pilgrimages and four dhams. I will call From that time Kedarnath and Badrinath also became present here. Within 84 kos there is a temple of Kedarnath on the mountain on the border of Rajasthan. Apart from this, devotees of Gupt Kashi, Yamunotri and Gangotri are also seen here. Thereafter, Yashoda Maiya and Nanda Baba circumambulated him. Since then, the circumambulation of eighty-four kos in Braj is considered to be the beginning.

This journey is completed in 7 days, the places covered in Braj Chaurasi Kos Parikrama are as follows.

walking from Mathura

  1. Madhuvan
  2. Talwan
  3. Kumudvan
  4. Shantanu Kund
  5. Satoh
  6. Bahulavan
  7. Radha-Krishna Kund
  8. Govardhan
  9. Kamyak Forest
  10. Sanchandar Sarovar
  11. Jatipura
  12. Laxman Temple of Deeg
  13. Sakshi Gopal Temple
  14. Jal Mahal
  15. Kamod Forest
  16. Charan Pahari Kund
  17. Kamyavan
  18. Barsana
  19. Nandgaon
  20. Jawat
  21. Nightingale
  22. Kosi
  23. Shergarh
  24. Chir Ghat
  25. Naujheel
  26. Mr. Bhadravan
  27. Bhandirvan
  28. Belvan
  29. Raya Forest
  30. Gopal Kund
  31. Kabir Kund
  32. Bhoi Kund
  33. Shiva temple at Vankhandi village Padrari
  34. Dauji
  35. Mahavan
  36. Cosmos Ghat
  37. Chintaharan Mahadev
  38. Gokul
  39. Myrrh
  40. There are many mythological places coming in the way of Vrindavan.

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