Devotees from the round the country worshiped the holy river of Yamuna on Monday and started the 84 Kos Parikrama (the full circuit) of Braja. Srimad Bhagavata speaker Acharya Raju Bhaiya is conducting the parikrama. Acharyaji told newspaper correspondents that the dust of Braja, Giri Govardhan and the Yamuna River have been essential elements of Braja’s identity since the time Krishna lived here.
With this, the parikrama season has started. Although there are Parikramas in all months of the year, many are held during the summer months, peaking at around Janmashtami, which this year falls on August 25th. Mridul Kant Shastri, Purushottam Shastri, Vinay Shukla, Shri Ram Shastri, Ram Avtar Agarwal, Sanjay Sharma, Maatu Sharma, Ganga Swaroop Sharma, Mahesh Bhardwaj, Suresh Chandra Sharma, Pooran Kishor Sharma, Vijay Kishor Mishra among others were present on this occasion.