Vrindavan Gardens



The city of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important pilgrim points for Hindus. Located 90 miles from Delhi in Mathura district it earns much of its claim to fame from being the domain of Lord Krishna. It has been estimated that there are above five thousand temples in Vrindavan. He is said to have wooed Radha here in playful gestures. Mathura lies 15 kms from Vrindavan. The city of Vrindavan is located on the banks of Yamuna River. During Janmashtami, Radhasthami and Holi the city is seen at its best with people decorating the temples with garlands and exchanging sweets. Gardens in Vrindavan are said to be the realm of Lord Krishna and Radha.

One of the most famous Gardens in Vrindavan is that of Seva Kunj and Nidhuban. The Seva Kunj is where Lord Krishna performed the Rasalila with Radharani decorating her hair with flowers and her lotus feet. Radha and Krishna would sometimes spend the night here, dancing with the gopis and enjoying transcendental pastimes. There is also a small temple dedicated to Radha and Krishna’s pastimes called Rang Mahal.

Today this place is surrounded by temples. The Seva Kunja road leads to Srila Jiva Gosvami’s Radha Damodar Temple, Srila Syamananda Gosvami’s Radha Syamasundara Temple, and Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraj Gosvami’s Radha-Vrindavan-Candra Temple.

In Nidhuban Krishna is said to have rested with Radha after a tiring day of merrymaking. There is a shrine in the premises which houses a bed. This is decorated every morning by the temple priest in reverence to the lover. An interesting story that goes around in Vrindavan is that no one is allowed in the premises of this garden after dark as Krishna is said to frequent this spot along with Radha.







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