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Why do Tourists Flock Vrindavan

by Madhav Srinivasan 5 year, 5 months ago

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.

For all those who have ever been to this holy city or those who have heard tales in legends about the city, Vrindavan is home to one of the most popular and highly esteemed deities in Hindu mythology. It is the home to the life and childhood times of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radhe Rani and a must vist place for those planning a trip to North India.

Located at a stone’s throw from Mathura (another religious and sacred city for the Hindu pilgrimage), Vrindavan dots the heart of Uttar Pradesh in line with many a sacred place for worship. Owing to its religious sanctity, it is a venue of high demand by Hindu tourists all round the 12 months. This partly throws light on the reason why tourists flock to Vrindavan.

Temples to Visit in Vrindavan

Another major reason for a huge number of tourists to include the shores of Vrindavan in their itinerary of holy places in Hindu pilgrimage is the presence of an innumerable holy shrines and temples. Some of them explain the rationale as to why tourists book tours to Vrindavan.

  • The Madan Mohan TempleThis temple was Built by Kapur Ram Das, and it is located near the Kali Ghat. This is possibly the oldest living monument of worship. The temple is also associated with the life and times of Chaintanya Mahaprabhu (another Hindu saint from the medieval period)
  • Shri Banke Bihari Temple This temple came into being in 1862 and is credited with the mass following of Banke Bihariji who is another esteemed and honorable Hindu deity.
  • Shri Radha Vallabh Temple This is one of the most popular Radhe Rani temples with Shri Krishna standing beside.
  • Jaipur Temple Built by Sawai Madho Singh in 1917, it retains its glory for the hand-carved sandstone in devotion to Radhe Rani and Shri Krishna.
  • Shri Radha Raman Mandir & Radha Damodar Temple Built by the Go-swamis dating back to as early as 1542, it houses the original Saligram deity of Shri Krishna and Radhe Rani.
  • Shahji Temple Built bin 1876 and known for its grandeur and beautiful architecture.
  • Rangaji Temple & Shri Maa Katyayani Mandir Built in 1851 and dedicated to Lord Ranganathji.
  • Govindaji Temple Akbar helped in constructing this temple, but it was destroyed by his great grandson Aurangzeb, who was anti-Hindu.
  • Shri Krishna Balram Temple An ISKCON enterprise.

Tourism and Beyond in Vrindavan

Other than the sacred nature of temple visits, a large majority of people from across India and abroad flock to Vrindavan in order to renounce the worldly lifestyle permanently. They abandon their family lives and prefer a harmonious connect with the Lord in this sanctimonious place for eternal bliss. They are generally a select group of retired, senior men and women who seek peace and blessing in this place, which is cutoff from the hustle and bustle of chores from daily life. Mathira Vrindavan are a must place for those planning to book Agra tour packages

Some other foundations that have been acclaimed widely for their religious and philanthropic work are The Akshaya Patra and a string of other charitable organizations that cater to preparing and serving free ‘Prasad’ to all the devotees.

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