Early in the morning we left for Govardhan through dark bumpy back roads and started our Parikrama of Giriraja at Radha Kunda. Govardhana Parikrama is certainly a Yajna, an ecstatic one though! We slotted into a steady pace and all along we were chanting the Holy Name whilst walking sometimes through soft Vrndavana sands and at other times the sharp rocks and thorns were blessing our feet!
Govadhana is “Haridaser varya” the greatest servant of the Lord and at the same time He is Krishna Himself. In the Gopala Champu it says that Govardhana is made of jewels and that there are big jewelled slabs that function as transcendental seating places. Our vision was not so deep that we could perceive all of that but the brown purple effulgent rocks were totally attractive.
We pray to Govardhana that we may become a servant who can please Krishna. I was also praying that my endeavours here in going around Govaradhana, that my disciples may be blessed with determination in their devotional service.
After the long never ending trek we finally reached Radha Kunda. Being in Vrndavana is such a blessing because it makes it so easy to remember Krishna. I had started chanting early in the morning and by the time we had finished our walk and reached Radha Kunda 11.30 in the morning I had completed sixty six rounds –
All by the mercy of the Dham.
Krishna makes it so easy to remember Him and chant His Holy Name here in His Transcendnental Abode.
Now we are back in our room happy, crippled and exhausted! We wish you to be here!