Parikrama or Pradakshina is clockwise circumambulation of sacred entities, and the path along which this is performed, as practiced in the Indian-origin religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism

In Buddhism, it refers only to the path along which this is performed

Typically, in Indic-religions the parikrama is done after completion of traditional worship (puja) and after paying homage to the deity

Parikrama must be done with dhyāna (spiritual contemplation and meditation)

In Hinduism, parikarma of religious deities in a temple, sacred rivers, sacred hills and a close cluster of temples as a symbol of prayer is an integral part of Hindu worship

Hindu temple architecture include various Pradakshina paths

There could a parikarma path surrounding the chief deity, and several other broader paths concentric to main path through it is not uncommon to find non-concentric parikrama paths

At times the outermost parikrama path covers the whole village, town, city, thereby implying that the length of the path can stretch

Parikrama is also done around the sacred Peepal tree, tulsi (Indian basil plant), and agni (sacred fire or the fire God), and agni parikrama is a part of the Hindu wedding ceremony