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Gokul is located 15 km south-east of Mathura. Hindus believe that Lord Krishna spent his childhood in Gokula.Gokul is the quaint town of cowherds where Lord Krishna was brought up by his foster mother Yasodha. It is a fascinating trip where you can see the places where Lord Krishna performed his miracles and also have a look at some of the relics from those times. Two must visits at Gokul are Gokulnath Temple and Ramanreti where pilgrims roll on the sand seeking blessings. Gokul is the place to be during Festivals like Janmashtmi, Trinvat Mela and Annakut when grand festivities are organized in this town. Main places of attraction here are...
Thakurani Ghat is a popular Ghat in Gokul where Shri Vallabhacharya received Darshan of Shri Yamuna Maharani. The followers of Lord Vishnu especially those from the Vallabha Sampraday hold this place in very high regard even today, urrounded on the three sides by the sacred waters of river Yamuna almost assuming the appearance of a peninsula and devotionally attached to the divine love and pastimes of Radha and Krishna, Vrindavan is the city known for its exceptional religious glory. It is located about 7 miles from the city of Mathura. It is one of the most revered twelve forests of Braj region. ’Vrinda’ means sacred Tulsi (Basil) plant and ‘Van’ means the forest. So the name Vrindavan signifies the land full of groves of Tulsi plants.
The divine Architect Vishwakarma had built Nanda Bhavan 5000 years ago. Located on a hill, it was the house of Nanda, foster father of Lord Krishna. It was in this house that a young Krishna and his brother Balarama were brought up while his birth parents were imprisoned by King Kamsa in Vrindavan
Situated in Gokul, a few kilometers away from Mathura is this incredible place called Raman Van or Raman Reti―whose sacred sands (reti) are redolent with the stories of a bygone era when Lord Krishna frequented to engage in divine plays (raman) with his brother, Balarama and his cowherd friends. This is also the place he chose to meet his love, Radha before embarking on their journey to Vrindavan together. Raman Reti today is a sandy locale sprawled in a spacious compound complete with a deer sanctuary, a couple of beautiful temples and a relaxing area for ascetics, saints and pilgrims alike. Besides paying reverence, spend some time simply ambling around in the complex―try to bask in the pastimes of Lord Krishna treasured in the sands of Raman Reti. Adjacent to Raman Reti is Karshni Ashram, a famous Ashram housing the ancient Raman Bihariji Temple. Dedicated to the 18th century Saint Gyandasji, the temple houses the deity of Lord Krishna in the exact form as was revealed to the saint as a blessing for his strong austerities to please the Lord. A visit to this famed temple must be on your itinerary if you are stepping in this mystical region.
Gokul was a key center for the Bhakti Movement of the 16th century. Vallabhacharya one of the pioneers of Bhakti movement had a vision of Lord Krishna. Krishna gave him the Brahma Sambandha, a mantra of self-dedication to Krishna. He visited Gokul with an intention to restore people to the right path of devotion. He fell in love with the beauty of Gokul and often used to sit beside the River Yamuna and read the holy epic Shrimad Bhagavatam.
This was the place where lord krishna had eaten braj raja ( dust of mathura or mud of Mathura ). The gawalla’s went and reported the matter to Yashoda mai who went to scold him for eating mud which is not good for children. She inquired about it from Balrama ( elder brother of krishna ) and confirmed,when Yashoda started scolding him for eating mud but krishna denied that he never ate it.At first gopal denied that he ate it so Yashoda mai asked him to open his mouth to confirm it, she got the shock of her life to see the whole universe in Kanha’s mouth. There is a beautiful temple of Brhamaand Bihari on this ghat. It is great fun and blissful to have a bath at this ghat.