Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama is open to each and everyone, but it is fundamental for those who have been initiated in our parampara:
“Why are you attending Parikrama once and that’s it, you all should attend Parikrama “EVERY YEAR”
-HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
For further advancement in spiritual life, in order to achieve the highest platform of devotional service, the performance of Parikrama is a must, it will put us in a deep level of understanding the Lord, His devotees and the way to really be detached from material habits and attached to a simple devotee life. We cannot learn simplicity by reading magazines or watching some movies on this matter, but surely we can learn simplicity by come to Parikrama and experiencing a simple village life. By doing it we realize that, what we consider ‘our needs’ is just a curtain of Maya to keep us slaved in this material world.
ISKCON Mayapur is prepared to receive and take care of all the devotees who attend Parikrama with doctors, information, transportation, first class Prasada and good accommodation in the campsite. It’s all day of kirtan, Katha, Prasada and a healthy, nice walk.
All of us should turn off our daily routine at certain point and for a devotee take part in Parikrama is the best way to have a break and get an eternal benefit. It’s really an amazing transcendental vacations!