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Sri Giriraja Darsans: Govardhan’s Grace in Purusottama Month

Here’s a glimpse of some exclusive drone footage of darshan places in Govardhan. For one month in this Purushottama maas or adhik maas, we’ve been doing daily Giriraja parikrama as part of our vrata. For the pleasure of all devotees, we offer this series of Giriraja darshans along with some Krishna bhajans to inspire remembrance or assist in one’s daily meditation on these holy places of Sri Sri Radha Krishna in Vraja.

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