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    Best time to Visit Vrindavan: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage

    Duration(days) : 1 Days

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    Vrindavan is a famous town in Uttar Pradesh, where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. 
    Vrindavan is about 11 km away from its twin city - Mathura, where Lord Krishna was born.

    The town hosts many temples dedicated to the worship of Radha and Krishna and is considered sacred by Vaishnavism.

     

    Vrindavan derives its name from Sanskrit word 'vrinda' - meaning tulsi (Holy Basil) and 'van' meaning forest or a grove.

     

    According to Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was raised in Gokul by his foster parents Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda. And Krishna's early childhood pastimes were in the Vrindavan forest where he, his brother Balarama and his cowherd friends engaged in childhood pranks.

     

    Vrindavan is currently also known as the "city of widows" due to the large number of widows who move into the town and surrounding area after losing their husbands. There are an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 widows who spend time singing bhajan hymns for in Vrindavan ashrams.

     

    The city of Vrindavan is located near the River Yamuna, and has numerous temples set amidst the thick woods and lush greenery. Vrindavan has almost 4000 temples and it is very difficult for anyone to cover all of them in a single trip. The most famous temples of this all are - Banke Bihari temple, ISKCON temple, Govind Dev Temple. 


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    ISKCON Temple / Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir

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    Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir was built in 1975 and is the most popular temple in Vrindavan. The principal deities of this temple are Krishna and his brother Balaram, with Radha–Shyamasundar and Gaura-Nitai alongside. This temple was built in 1975 on the instructions of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is the founder-acharya of ISKCON.
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      Govind Dev Temple

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      Govind Dev Temple is one of the most important temples in Vrindavan and the main deity here is Govind Dev or Lord Krishna. The temples main idol was brought by the Rajput king of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Govind Dev Temple was a originally seven storeyed structure built by Raja Man Singh with red sandstone donated by Akbar in 1590. It was destroyed by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb later.
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        Banke Bihari Mandir

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        Banke Bihari Mandir is another famous temple of Vrindavan which is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Bankey means 'bent in three places' and bihari means 'supreme enjoyer'. The image of Lord Krishna here stands in the Tribhanga posture. This temple was built in 1862 after the image of Banke-Bihari was discovered in Nidhi Vana by Swami Haridas. The image was originally worshiped under the name of Kunj-bihari (Enjoyer of Lakes).
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          Prem Mandir

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          Prem Mandir is a spiritual complex situated on a 54-acre site on the outskirts of Vrindavan dedicated to divine love. The temple structure was established by spiritual guru Kripalu Maharaj. The main structure is built in marble and figures of Krishna cover the main temple. This temple is famous for its architectural beauty and intricate carvings. This temple also has musical fountain, with the water twisting to the tunes of Radha Krishna kirtans.
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            Radha Raman Temple

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            This temple was established in 1542 and it is believed that the deity here is self-manifested from one of the shalagram-shilas. "Radharamana" means Radha's consort. The temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Krishna; there is no idol of Radha that is worshiped in this temple. The beautiful crown in the temple, signifies Radha.
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              Gopeshwar Mahadev Temple / Gopishvar Mahadev Temple

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              Gopishvar Mahadev Temple is a unique temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, where Lord Shiva is depicted in the form of a gopi. According to legends, at Brinda Kunja, Lord Shiva received the mercy of Brinda Devi and was transformed into a Gopi. Later as a Gopi, he was introduced to Lord Krishna in order to accompany him in his Rasa Lila. It was Sri Krishna who gave the beautiful name Gopesvara to Lord Shiva. The ancient peepal tree in this temple complex is believed to fulfill desires.
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                Shahji Temple

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                Shahji temple is a impressive marble structure featuring 12 beautiful spiral columns of 15 feet height. It is famous for its distinctive neo-Dravidian architecture and stone carvings. The temple hall is decorated with grand chandeliers and beautiful wall paintings. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and the main deity here is referred as Chhote Radha Raman. It was built in the year 1876 by Shah Kundan Lal, and is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
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                  Ranganathaji Temple / Rangaji Temple

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                  Ranganathaji Temple is dedicated Lord Vishnu. The deity in the temple is represented as sleeping on the Shesh Nag. The temple was built in a distinctive Dravidian style and sports a majestic gopuram which can be seen from far. The temple was built in 1851.
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                    Keshi Ghat

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                    Keshi Ghat is located at the banks of the River Yamuna and one of the most important Ghats in Vrindavan. It is at this place where Lord Krishna took a bath after he slew the demon Keshi. The ancient Madanmohan temple is close to the ghats. The aarati to the Yamuna River in the evenings is a visual delight.
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                      Madan Mohan Temple

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                      Madan Mohan Temple is the oldest temple in Vrindavan. Tourists visit this temple, not just simply as a place of worship; but also to witness this old structure that has stood the test of times. The Madan Mohan Temple was positioned on top of a 50 feet hill known as Aditya Tila.
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                        Jugal Kisore Temple / Kesi Ghata Temple

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                        Jugal Kisore Temple an another ancient temple in Vrindavan. This beautiful temple is built of red sandstone
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                          By Air
                          The nearest airport at Delhi (142km).

                          By Train
                          The nearest railway station is at Mathura (12km) 

                          By Road

                          Vrindhavan has good road connectivity. There are frequent bus plying from neighbouring cities.