The land of Braj invokes the image of Lord Krishna playing His flute in a forest wearing garland of flowers, surrounded by wild animals such as deer, peacocks, geese, parakeets, monkeys and bees.
Braj, or Vraja-mandala cover an area of 3,800 sq km located within a 270 km diameter. It forms part of the Vana-yatra or Parikrama route in this area. As devotees visit the enchanting sacred places amongst the twelve forests, rivers, hills and groves, they remember and experience the nectar of the Lord’s transcendental pastimes.
This divine abode has eroded over the years, buried slowly, under concrete. Only few jewels of holy spaces of nature remain. Project Vanamali is our humble endeavor to re-grow selected parts of Lord Krishna’s original gardens by replanting the native flora according to their natural design in density and variety.
These spaces are temples in themselves and it is of utmost importance to restore them to their past glory. We invite all of you to join us in this endeavor.