Vrindavan, 2017.06.28 (VT): The thirteen-day festival surrounding Mudiya Puno (Guru Purnima) has begun in Govardhan. A procession with Harinaam Sankirtan marked the beginning of the grand event.
The shobha yatra began at Chakleshwar’s Shyamsundar Ashram and performed parikrama of Mansi Ganga. Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, Bhakt Maal Katha and 24-hour sankirtan were begun on the same day and will continue thoroughout the festival.
The Shrimad Bhagwat Katha is being performed by Shri Mridul Kant Shastri. During katha he explained that although Guru Purnima is celebrated everywhere as a day when the Guru is worshipped, in Govardhan the day is specially dedicated to honoring Sripad Sanatan Goswami ji Maharaj.
Shri Sanatan Goswami ji Maharaj’s bhajan kutir is in Chakleshwar, just in front of Shri Chakleshwar Mahadev.
Over a million people from all over India and abroad are expected to participate in Govardhan Parikrama on the main day of the festival, which falls on Sunday, July 9th this year.
Source: Amar Ujala