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, Uttar Pradesh

(Vrindavan is also known as Brindavan / Vrindaban / Vraj / Braj; also spelled as Vrindaban / Brindavana / Brundavan)
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State: Uttar Pradesh
District: Mathura
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi
Best Season: Sep - Mar
Weather: Summer 22 to 45°C, Winter 6 to 30°C
Altitude: 170 m
Pincode: 281121
STD code: 0565
A sacred site that reminds one about the playful tricks of young Krishna, Vrindavan, on the holy banks of Yamuna reverberates the bounciness and youthful merriments of lord Krishna with the gopikas. Famed for the wide array of temples that scatters all over, this revered city witness’s lakhs of devotees every year and turned to be a major devout centre not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in entire India.

The name 'Vrindavan' is a derivative of the term 'Vrinda', which is akin to Tulsi plant that grows profusely through out the length and breadth of the city. Legend says that the entire surroundings were a tulsi coppice at one time. Some others believe that the term Vrindavan stands for Vrinda devi, one among the milkmaids.

What makes this tiny hamlet unique is the fact that this place is regarded as holy by every traditions of Hinduism. A great center of erudition and Krishna worship Vrindavan holds many ashrams and places that are related with Krishna from a very long time. From conventions and recorded evidence, one can assume that the thick woods of Vrindavan were the prettiest of all other forests in the country. Numerous falls and spring along with the sacred Yamuna generously nurture the lush greenery of pretty trees that acted as a perfect setting for Krishna to have his ‘rasaleela’ with the beautiful milkmaids. The place was a haven of wild life where the bird and animal folks sings and dances to the melodious tunes of Krishna’s flute. The entire environ of verdant woods and blossoming flowers of Vrindavan tantamount the divine love story of Krishna and Radha.

Normal life in this devout centre centers round Krishna, the cowherd boy who is considered as the most benevolent lord in the Hindu pantheon. All most every nook and corner the visitors will come across with temples and ghats in his name. Another peculiar aspect of this lovely city is that it happens to be the abode of helpless widows who come from different parts of the country. Nowhere in India one would find such gatherings of women who spent their entire life in complete seclusion and severe austerities. Though sounds cruel, this system has deep rooted traditional backings and no one dares to raise their voice against this centuries old custom.

The land of Shri Krishna where he spent his youth as a cowherd boy, has today tiny cities and settlements that still breaths and lives with the lord and where ever you go you would feel that each spot resounds with the malodorous and vibrant tales of the blue god. To a casual visitor Vrindavan might be just another typical Indian city with numerous temples and shrines but to a devotee this site is as sacred as the lord himself where they can experience the epitome of spiritual elation.
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Where to Celebrate Holi: Unique Places for an Exotic Holi Experience

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 27, 2013
Holi is the most colourful festival in India and is celebrated all over the country with great pomp and show.

Why do Tourists Flock Vrindavan

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 14, 2011
Vrindavan is considered to be one of the oldest cities in the country. One can feel the divine presence in the city. It is the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood.

Revering Gokul ka Makhan Chor - Janmashtami

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Aug 17, 2011
Janmashtami is a major Hindu festival, and it marks the birth of Lord Krishna, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. Festivities during this time are at their peak, mainly in the northern parts of India, where Lord Krishna is said to have lived.


Vrindavan is an important Hindu pilgrim center and is said to have been the site of the ancient forest where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. The holy town of Vrindavan boasts of an ancient history. One of the oldest surviving temple was found here in the year 1590, just a few years before this the city was also brought into being.

Vrindavan is said to have fell into oblivion until the 16th century when the city was founded by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who came here in 1515 in order to seek for those places where Lord Krishna spent his time. In the quest of this he travelled to various sacred forests in Vrindavan and with his spiritual abilities, he was able to locate those places, thus making them historically holy and famous.


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