Vrindavan - City of Lord Krishna

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18th May 2015
Photo of Vrindavan - City of Lord Krishna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)

Lord Krishna is incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is considered one of the most superior personality in Hindu Religion. Born as the son of devaki in prison, many miracles can be seen in his life. 

According to some mythological stories, when lord krishna was born in prison, all security guards slept and he was taken to Gokul by his father. He killed demon Kansa and established Dharma by teaching the world to walk on the right path. Some tales of world's biggest lovers  Radha and Krishna are famous in the village and quite popular in Vrindavan. Later he explained the reality of life on spiritual path to his devotee friend Arjuna, in the battle of Kurukshetra i.e. Mahabharata. His tales of live, greatness and holiness cannot be explained in words.
To recreate few of these stories we visited the holy city of Mathura and visited the temple where he was born. Lord Krishna was born in Mathura and the place is quite popular as "Janma Bhumi" i.e. place of birth. 
He was taken to  Gokul and this was our next destination where we visited and is at a distance of 5-6 km from Mathura. Gokul is a small beautiful village located on the banks of one of the most sacred river - Yamuna.
After Gokul, we visited Govardhan and recreated a tale when Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhana mountain on his one finger to protect his villagers from heavy rains. Then we visited Vrindavan, and many tales of love of Radha and Krishna are famous at this place. 
There is a mystic forest of Nidhivana where you must visit if you're going to Vrindavan. According to localities, Lord Krishna still comes to Nidhivana every night with Radha. It is said if someone visits this forest at night they get blind or die at the forest itself. People there also told us that everyone closes their doors and windows at night because of these tales.
Other destinations in the city to be visited are Barsana i.e. the hometown of Radha and Brij Bhumi.
Prem Mandir is a famous temple in Vrindavan where you can see beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and recreate stories of his life. Best time to visit this temple is around 5.30 pm as you can see wonderful lighting around temple and it seems that colour of temple keeps on changing because of lighting. You can see musical fountain in evening which will give you peace of mind.

Prem Mandir

Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Prem Mandir by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Yamuna is one of the most sacred and worshipped river in India. City of Mathura vrindavan is located on riverside and how can this journey be complete if we don't go for boating at Yamuna. Boating can be done at both - Gokul and Vrindavan. If you're planning to visit in summer, Yamuna will be a place where you will love to sit and watch sunset.
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Photo of Boating at Yamuna by Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)
Isckon temple is one of the beautiful temples in Vrindavan where you can worship lord krishna and you get peace of mind. You can get many spiritual books and see the paintings of Lord Krishna. Aarti of Isckon temple is a must watch thing.
Banke Bihari temple is one of the oldest and most sacred temple in Vrindavan where you can get famous sweet known as Pera. It is said that journey of Vrindavan is incomplete if we don't visit Banke Bihari temple.
Nidhivan is the mystic forest in Vrindavan situated at bank of river Yamuna. Many tales of Lord Krishna are associated with Nidhivan and it is believed that lord still comes here to spread love and happiness around. Gates of Nidhivan are closed after sunset and you should visit this place to recreate tales of almighty god Krishna.
Gokul is a place where lord Krishna spent his childhood and many stories are associated with this small village adjacent to bank of river Yamuna. You can visit the temple which was home of Lord Krishna during his childhood days. Many other tales and stories are also associated with the place and you can enjoy boating here. Scenic view is good here and you should also see sunset at this place.
Govardhan Mountain - This is another destination where you should visit to recreate the tale when lord lifted this mountain to protect his villagers from heavy rains during his childhood.
Mathura is commonly known as Janma Bhumi i.e. place of birth of Lord Krishna. Temple is very beautiful and you can visit the caves inside temple. You can recreate prison where Lord Krishna was born and scriptures on the walls are very attractive and beautiful. This place is a must visit and we started with our journey from here only.
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.
Vrinda refers to Tulsi and van refers to forest. Vrindavan was the forest of plant tulsi and is a peaceful place. This is a weekend gateway from Delhi if you need peace of mind and want to know more about hindu god - Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna is with us every time and he is everywhere. He is the creator of everything and destroyer too. He is the one who gave us teachings of "Bhagwad Gita" to us where we can find solution to every problem of our life. Let's come together to explore his city Vrindavan and to recreate his teachings and spirituality. Vrindavan can be easily covered over a weekend and is one of the most popular weekend gateway from Delhi.
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