Spiritual Journey – ISKCON Jabalpur started journey to pilgrimage like Vrindavan Dham from last two years regularly in the auspicious month of Kartik . A group of 40 devotees visited Vrindavan Dhaam this year 2018 . Our first night was to be at the ISKCON temple in Govardhan, the holy site forty kilometers outside the town of Vrindavan where Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan Hill fifty centuries ago. We arrived around 5:30 A.M. My first impressions were of an interesting, tranquil, and beautiful place with courtyards, gardens, a small goshala (cow sanctuary), and a real feeling of quiet devotion. We were shown to the room we’d reserved, and within half an hour we started the 22 km parikrama (devotional circumambulation) of sacred Govardhan Hill. The walk around Govardhan Hill included stops at various sites of Lord Krishna’s pastimes.
When we reached Govinda Kunda, Radha-kunda – the most auspicious and holy of all sacred places.We all bathed in the water of Radha-kunda Vrindavan is about 85 miles south of New Delhi and a 45-minute car ride from Govardhan. On arrival we went to pay our respects in ISKCON’s beautiful Krshna-Balarama Mandir, which is near the entrance to the town and its many temples. I was struck by the beauty of the place, and by the care and attention it obviously received to keep it so clean and tidy amidst the hustle and bustle of life outside. I felt strong emotions, especially visiting Srila Prabhupada’s beautiful Samadhi. I forgot all about my traveling companion. This was my time alone with Prabhupada, this amazing person who had traveled to the USA in 1965 when he was sixty-nine years old, almost penniless, but determined to spread Krishna consciousness all over the world. What an inspiration, and what a great example to us all. Spiritual Journey with ISKCON Jabalpur devotees is something more than a journey