Places To Visit

Vrindavan Highlights

Holy places everywhere are ment for purifying the conciousness of the visitor. A place is made particularly holy by the presence of the Lord and His pure devotees. For Gaudiya Vaishnavas the major places of pilgrimage are vrindavan, Mayapur, and Jagannatha Puri. Vrindavan is the site of Lord...

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Nandagaon

This is a famous village where Krishna lived with His so called ‘Foster parents’, yasoda Mayi and Nanda Maharaj. After leaving Gokula because of the disturbance created by the demons, Nanda Maharaj first stayed at Shakatikara (Chhatikara),and then at Dig, and then at Kamyavana, before finally...

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Vrinda Kund

Vrinda Kunda is where Srimati Vrinda Devi is said to contemplate how she will arrange the daily pastimes of Radharani and Krishna. Next to Vrinda Kunda is Gupta Kunda, which is where Radharani is said to secretly meet Krishna. There is a beautiful deity of Vrinda Devi in the temple here. She has a...

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Varsana

Situated high on a hilltop that overlooks varsana is the majestically beautiful temple known as the Sriji Mandir. this is one of the most famous temple in Vrajawas built on the spot where Radharani once lived in Her father’s place. The temple is also called the Ladliji as well as larilylal...

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Goverdhana

Lord Krishna’s father Nanda Maharaja once inquired from his brother Upananda how Govardhana Hill had appeared in the sacred land of Vrindavana. Upananda replied that King Pandu, father of the Pandavas, had asked this very question to Grandfather Bhisma, who had narrated the following story from...

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Radhakunda and Shayamkunda

Radha Kund and Syama Kund This is a very tranquil and peaceful place. Gaudiya Vaishnavas consider it to be the most holy place in the Braja area. There are two holy tanks here right next to each other. For years Radha Kund and Syama Kund were lost and no one knew exactly where they were located....

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Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi

Krishna is worshipped in hundreds of temples across the world. Some of them hold a special significance as they are associated with the life of the Lord and some others are important because of their historicity and the aura of spirituality associated with them. A few temples stand out...

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Gokula

Mahavana is one of the twelve sacred forests of Vraja and although it was once a large and verdant forest withparikrama of around 12 kilometers, there are hardly any trees remaining there today. Mahavan was the second largest forest after Kamyavana and the name Mahavana means ‘great...

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Brahmanda Ghata (Mahavan)

This is a very famous ghat thathas been glorified throughout the vedic ltreatures as well as innumerable songs and poen of the vasnava saints. This pastimes at Brahmanda Ghata reveals Krishna to be a small helpless child in the care of his mother, while simultaneously being the supreame creator...

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Raval

In the Bhakti-ratnakara it says.”o srinivasa this is Ravala, the village where Vrishbhanu used to very Happily live.Shri Radhiika appeared here, and by Her auspicious appearance the whole world was filled with joy”. Radharami appeared on monday which was the eight day of the bright lunar...

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Dauji Mandir

Here one can see the largest and most famous deity of Lord Balarama in the whole of Vraja, who is known as affectionately as Dauji, which means krishna’s elder brother. The deity is almost seven feet tall and was installed by vrajnabha Maharaja. It is said that once Balarama (Dauji), while...

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Vishram Ghat (Mathura)

This is where Krishna rested after killing the despotic ruler of mathura, the evil demon known as king kamsa. when Lord Chaitanya visited Mathura, He also took bath here at Vishrama Ghata and rested here for some time. In ancient times, Lord Varahadev, after lifting the earth from the garbha queen...

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Bhandirvana

This beautiful forest of Bhandirvana is associated with many pastimes of Krishna. In this forest of Bhandirvana Krishna used to take lunch with Balram and his other cowherd friends. It is here in this forest that Lord Krishna and Balram killed the demons Vatsasura and Pralambhasura. Thus...

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