FAMOUS PLACES TO VISIT IN VRINDAVAN
The home of Krishna, his hometown full of childhood memories, his love and Ras Leela with his divine love Radha - everything is beautiful in the small town of Vrindavan. The cities of Vrindavan and Mathura are of great importance to Hindus, especially since they are mentioned in the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
All this makes Vrindavan one of the most spectacular religious destinations in India and the world. The city is most lively and beautiful during the Hindu holy festival of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, in the month of Kartik and during Holi (Festival of Colours).
Some places you can visit are:-
- Radha Damodar Temple, Vrindavan
This temple is one of the oldest temples of Vrindavan. It is among the seven important temples of Vrindavan. The temple also houses the Giriraj Shila or Parvat with the footprints of Krishna ji, said to have been given to Sanatana Goswami by Krishna himself. According to popular belief, the temple corresponds to a circumambulation of Govardhana hill.
2 . Sri Radha Shyam Sundar Temple in Vrindavan
The name Vrindavan comes from the name of the Devi 'Brinda', who is also known as 'Tulsi'. This is the same place where Sri Radha and Sri Krishna spent most of their childhood and performed various 'leelas'.
The temple houses three groups of idols: The deities of Sri Lala Lali, the deities of Sri Radha Kunj Bihari and the deities of Sri Radha Shyam Sundar. The best time to worship in this temple is Basant Panchami, which is celebrated here as the most important festival. Other festivals are also celebrated with great enthusiasm.
- Old Raas Mandal, Vrindavan Shri Raseshwari Ji Maharaj, Vrindavan
This place is of special significance because the deity of Shri ShriJi RaseshwariJi is present here in the form of Shyam Rang. It is said that Hit Harivansh Mahaprabhu spent most of his life in Sewa Kunj, Hit Raas Mandal and Madan Tera in Vrindavan.
- Sri RadhavallabhTemple Vrindavan
The temple is dedicated to Radha rani ji and Krishna ji. The name Radha Vallabh is known as Radha. This temple represents the presence of Radha ji. This is also one of the famous places to visit in Vrindavan.
- Bankey bihariji, Vrindavan
This is one of the most famous temples in Vrindavan, which most tourists visit. There are various stories and mysteries about the temple. This is the temple which mainly stands for the presence of Krishna Ji.
- ISKCON Temple, Vrindavan
This temple is unique and has sculptures of Balramji and Krishnaji. Inside the temple there is a bakery that offers delicious food, and you can also go shopping at the ISKCON market
- Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
This temple displays various leelas of Krishnaji and depicts the love between Goddess Radha rani ji and Krishnaji. This temple is also mostly visited by tourists in Vrindavan
- Maansarovar the lake of Braj
Maansarovar - the divine pond of Braj:-
This place has the power to create the feeling of enlightenment. Legend hides the beauty of this place because Sri Radha was once angered by Sri Krishna and came to this place.
Here Krishna Ji had pleased her and since then the place is called "Maansarovar" = 'Maan'- anger & 'Sarovar' - refers to the lake next to the temple
Not only Vrindavan, but many other places near Vrindavan like Mathura, Barsana, Govardhan, Bhandirvan, etc. have their own significance and are an important part of Brij.
If you are planning a trip to Vrindavan and the surrounding places, here is a perfect hotel in Vrindavan we recommend: Murlidhar Mansinghka Seva Sadan. A hotel near prem mandir and bankey bihari. The hotel is located at a very suitable location. You can easily get public transport from here too. Do check the website for pictures and do check the availability of rooms in Vrindavan.
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