Barsana is home toun of Lord Krishna's eternal love - Radha. Radha and Krishna are worshipped together and it is said that they are inseparable and incomplete without each other. Beautiful temple of Barsana should be visited on your trip to Vrindavan.
Famous for its Lathmar holi, a ritual which take in neighbouring villages of Barsana and Nandgaon. In the sprawling compound of the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, thousands gather to witness the Lath Mar holi when women beat up men with sticks (laṭh - bamboo sticks) as those on the sidelines become hysterical, sing Holi Songs and shout Sri Radhey or Sri Krishna. The Holi songs of Braj mandal are sung in pure Braj. On the first day of Lath Mar Holi, gops (shepherds) from Nandgaon come to Barsana to play Holi with the gopis (shepherdesses) of Barsana. The festival begins with a ceremony at the Radha Rani temple. After this ceremony gops then march out of the temple on the Rang Rangeeli Gali where they stop to play holi with the gopis, who stand in groups along the street.