Experiential tours in Vrindavan
Vrindavan is one of the most spiritual cities in India. The city is especially devoted to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. There are beyond 5000 temples in this city. Some of them are Banke Bihari Temple, Iskcon Temple, Prem Mandir. While having a visit to Vrindavan, not only you can visit the temple but also can explore a little more about this beautiful city.
Here in this blog, I will tell you some things which you can do while visiting Vrindavan.
1. Holi Festival in Vrindavan:
Holi is popularly known as the “festival of colors”. In every part of India, people celebrate Holi but after watching the rituals of Holi in Vrindavan, you will only like to celebrate this festival in this city only. From Basant Panchmi, Holi festival starts in Vrindavan, Barsana and Mathura.
Also not only with colors but with flowers and lathis, the people here celebrate this auspicious festival. The females hold a wooden stick called Lathi and the male people hold a wooden piece to protect them from the ladies. On the day of Holi, the deity of Shri Banke Bihari temple is dressed in white clothes and is brought near the devotees to play Holi.
2. Vrindavan Parikrama:
Parikrama is a very holy ritual in which people walk clockwise around a spot or an object. This parikrama is around 13 km and it takes around 3 hours to complete if you are doing this barefoot.
For a better experience, try to visit and do this parikrama on Ekadashi according to the Hindu Calendar. On this occasion, thousands of devotees and pilgrims get together and do this parikrama while chanting the Maha Mantra.
3. Visiting Madan Mohan Temple:
As I have told you all earlier, there are around more than 5000 temples in Vrindavan, Madan Mohan temple is the oldest temple in this city. This temple was built in the year 1850. This temple is in the way of Parikrama of Vrindavan.
This temple was the home of Lord Madan Gopal but the deity was moved to Karauli, Rajasthan by the Mughal Ruler Aurangzeb. Right now, there is a replica of Lord Madan Gopal which is worshipped by the people in this temple.
4. Nidhivan- The place of Rasleela:
Vrindavan has numerous stories inside it which are related to Lord Krishna, Goddess Radha, and the Gopis. Nidhivan is a place in Vrindavan where there are so many trees and plants that are linked together and all of them are hollow from inside. It is said that every night lord Krishna, Goddess Radha, and all the gopis come to this place for the Rasleela (A type of dance). For this reason, no one is permitted to visit this place after dusk.
These are some things which you can explore in this spiritual city. I visited this city many times and lost my heart in Vrindavan. The spiritual tales of this place attract many people across the globe. So if you are visiting India, try to explore this city as well as you will experience a different kind of peace here.