Importance of govardhan parikrama: Why do we circumambulate in the temple?

Parikrama Rule: 

In Hindu religion, circumambulation of gods and temples (Parikrama) is an integral part of worship.

The rules of worship (Puja Niyam) also include circumambulation of deities and temples.

Be it circumambulation around the temples or circumambulation at one place during puja, both have great importance.

If you too go for darshan in the temple then you must be doing parikrama.

But do you know why parikrama is done and what are the rules of parikrama?

Let us know what are the rules of Parikrama and what are the benefits of it….

circumambulation for the first time

According to religious beliefs, Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya were the first to circumambulate.

Among the gods, it was decided that the one who would go around the world first would be worshiped first.

In this, Lord Ganesha became the first revered deity by circling on the days of Lord Shankar and Mother Parvati.

On this basis, circumambulation of the deities and their home temples is considered to be the beginning of attaining virtue.

positive energy

Parikrama is considered very auspicious in Sanatan Dharma.

It is believed that circling the deities and temples provides positive energy.

This destroys the negativity spread around him.

Circumambulating the deities or temples is like bowing one's head before their supremacy.

do the parikrama like this

According to the scriptures, it is always considered auspicious to perform parikrama from the right hand to the left hand of the deity.

Parikrama should always be counted in odd numbers.

For example, circling 11 or 21 times is considered auspicious.

One should not talk while doing parikrama. It is considered best to remember God while walking at this time.

scientific approach

Parikrama is also considered beneficial from scientific point of view.

The place where puja is performed daily, positive energy increases.

This energy strengthens his self-confidence and gives him mental peace.

(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on general beliefs and information. NDTV does not confirm it.)