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Famous Gokul Temple

Famous Gokul Temple

Famous Gokul Temple Gokul is located at 16 kilometers from the Mathura city the birth Place of Lord Shri Krishna . has an importance of its own in the story of Lord Krishna. Gokul is famous as a town where infant Krishna was brought up in secrecy in the home of his foster mother, Yashoda. The story goes that Vasudeva, the father of Krishna secretly exchanged Krishna with the infant daughter of Nanda and Yashoda in order to save him from almost imminent death from the hand of Kansa, his maternal uncle. Lord Krishna spent his childhood and adolescence in Gokul only. During his stay at Gokul, Krishna spent his time in fun and frolic, though he his life did come under threat a few times.

Gokul is also famous for various acts of Krishna such as slaying Putana, a demon who came to kill him and subduing 'Kalia' serpent by dancing on his hood. Few of the amorous acts of Krishna were also performed in Gokul. In fact it was at Gokul that Krishna met Radha, his lifelong love whom he never married.

The most important temple is Gokul Nath Ji. Gokul is particularly famous for the distinct style of celebrations of festivals like Janmashtmi, Annakut and Trinvat Mela. There is a place in Gokul called 'Raman Reti' where people roll over the sand to ask the blessings of Lord Krishna. Gokul was also popularized as the seat of Ballabhacharya, a scion of 16th century Bhakti movement.

Nand Bhawan -Architect Vishwakarma had built Nanda Bhavan more than 5000 years ago. Located on a hill, it was the house of Nanda, foster father of Lord Krishna. It was in this house that young Krishna and his brother Balaram were brought up while his birth parents were imprisoned by in Vrindavan.

Gokulnath Temple -Considered an extremely sacred place, Gokulnath Temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims particularly during the Krishna Janmashtami and Annakut festival.

Raman Reti -Raman Reti is the sand in which Lord Krishna played as a child. About 200 years ago, Swami Gyandasji did a severe penance at Raman Reti for 12 years. Pleased with his devotion, the Lord appeared before him and today you can find Raman bihariji temple at that spot. Today devotees roll over the sand here and see the blessings of Lord Krishna.

Shri Thakurani Ghat -Thakurani Ghat is the most famous ghat in the Gokul, as on the banks of this Ghat, Vallabhacharya (the founder of Vallabhas) is believed to have received the sacred Darshan (view) of river Yamuna. He was so impressed by the serene surroundings and pious environment of Gokul that he decided to stay there forever, offering his lifelong services to Lord Krishna and his land.

Brahmand Ghat -Brahmand means the universe. This is the spot where infant Krishna, after swallowing a few mud particles while playing, had apparently revealed the entire cosmic universe in his mouth, much to the bewilderment of his foster mother Yashoda. Brahmand Ghat has an old temple overlooking Yamuna River along with ‘Braj Ki Raj’ which attracts pilgrim visitors.Book A tour Package to Famous Gokul Temple  Mathura

Mathura,Uttar Pradesh

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Mathura the birthplace of Lord Krishna is an important place of pilgrimage and thousands of devotees throng the city throughout the year. It lies at the heart of the Brajbhoomi, a land that is imbued with sanctity, for it was here that the young Krishna was nurtured.

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