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Vrindavan Temple Tour

Vrindavan Dham
Vrindavan, which is 15 km away from Mathura, is the forest land where Lord Krishna used to play with his beloved Radha and her friends. The name Vrindavan evokes the playfulness and lovable characteristics of Shri Krishna. This is the wood where he ran around the gopis and tenderly wooed Radha.

Vindavan lies in the land of Braj bhoomi along with Mathura, Govardhan and Gokul. In todays scenario visitors can see only the remains of the sacred jungle in the walled Nidhi Van along with the Rangaji temple and the ISKON temple.

The sacred town of the Hindu's lies in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the river Yamuna adjacent to the town of Mathura. Vrindaban is believed to be the ancient birth place and playground of Lord Krishna, hence considered as one of the holiest places of India.

Vrindavan has a similar climate as that of Mathura and is hot in summers, with day temperatures going up to 45° Centigrade while winters are comfortable at 12°C. The best time to visit the place is between October to March.
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Major Attractions
Ananda Dham - The Ananda Dham Gaudiya Ashramis known as the transcendental place of devotion and love. It is the abode of Bhagwan Shri Krishna's leisure times unattainable even for the demi gods. Austerities, Spiritual practices are its different manifestations. The ashram's principles are based on the philosophy of the four main pillars of the Indian culture, Brahmacharya, Griyastha,Vanaprasth and Sannyas. The Dham is a unique juxtaposition of these four vedic cultures.

Radha Govinda Temple Radha Govinda Temple - The Radha Govinda temple was built by a sanyasi disciple, Rupa Goswami. When the sanyasi saw a cow atop a hill freely pouring milk from her udders unattended, he understood the significance of the place and soon digged the spot. While digging the Vrijabasis or the residents found a Govinda deity worshipped some 5000 years ago by Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha. Then finally with the help of Man Singh, Rupa Goswami erected a 7 storey red stone temple with intricate carvings having a golden dome of 72 ft tall.

Neem Karoli Baba Vrindavan Ashram - Located in the plains near the Panikrama Marg, the first temple was inaugurated in the year 1967. Within this ashram is the Mahasamadhi Mandir of Neen Karoli Baba. A recent addition of the statue of Ram -Sita, Laxman,Hanuman and a exclusive garden has given the place a unique charm. Various bhandaras an Kirtans or holy prayers are to be heard in the evening hours.

Madan Mohan Temple - Built by Kapur Ram Das of Multan it is situated near the Kali Ghat. Counted among the oldest temples in Vrindavan, the temple is closely associated with the saint Chaitanya. The original idol of Lord Madan Gopal was shifted from the shrine to Karauli in Rajasthan for safe keeping during Aurangzeb's rule. Today, a replica of the image is worshiped at the temple.

Krishna Balarama Mandir - This exquisitely built marble temple was constructed twenty years ago to worship the Deities of Gaura-Nitai, Krishna Balarama and Radha-Syamasundara. In front of the temple is the Samadhi Mandir of Srila Prabhupada. This is where his body was laid to rest after he passed away in 1977. His house has been turned into a museum. There is also a guest house, restaurant, gurukula and goshalla.

Nearby Attractions
Govardhan - Situated 26 km west of Mathura on the state highway to Deeg, Govardhan is well known as a prominent place of Hindu pilgrimage. Govardhan is located on a narrow sandstone hill known as Giriraj which is about 8 km in length. Lord Krishna is said to have held Giriraj up on the tip of a finger for 7 days and nights to shield the people of Braj from the deluge of rain sent down by Lord Indra. The place of Govardhan is set along the edge of a large masonry tank known as the Mansi Ganga, which is believed to have been brought into existence by the operation of the divine will.

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Visitors can buy miniature statues of the deities, paintings, postcards, clothing and items used by the Hare Krishnas during their worship.

With lush green surroundings and an equally impressive cuisine, Vrindavan the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood offers its visitors a world class hotel in the form of Hotel Western Radha Ashoka. Other prominent hotel is the Nandan Van hotel.

How to Reach
By Air - The nearest airport is situated at Kheria in Agra at a distance of 75 km . The nearest international airport is in Delhi, which is connected to almost every important city.
By Rail - Vrindavan is connected to Mathura and all other places of interest in Braj by rail services.
By Road - The place is having a good network of bus services and is on direct road link from Delhi & Agra.

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