Illegal Mining in Brij 84 Kos: To stop mining in the Brij 84 Kos area, a Sant named Vijay Das set himself on fire saying Radhe-Radhe. He lost the battle of life but won the battle to stop illegal mining in Brij 84 Kos.
In Pasopa village of Bharatpur, Mahant Baba Vijay Das of Pashupatinath temple committed self-immolation to save Aadi Badri and Kankanchal hills. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten .
The mountains of Brij are worshipped, they are circumambulated. To save these mountains from mining, the movement was going on for years.
People have faith that by visiting the mountains of Brij 84 kos, one gets the fruits of traveling to Char Dham.
This is the reason that every year a large number of devotees from all over the country and the world come to visit Brij 84 Kos.
The mountains, rivers, forests, ponds, trees of Brij Bhumi are all worshiped. Aadi Badri and Kankanchal hills are also part of these.
The circumambulation of Brij 84 Kos passes through Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
There are about 25 halts for the rest of the pilgrims in the 268 km parikrama route.
Around 1300 villages fall in this entire circumambulation. There are about 1100 lakes, 36 forest groves, and mountain-hills associated with Krishna's pastimes.
Lord Krishna's parents wanted to go on a pilgrimage. They were elderly, so Lord Krishna called all the deities to Brij. Since then all the deities reside in Brij during Chaturmas.