BRAJ : Best Places to Visit in Braj Mandal

Braj is the place where Lord SHRI Krishan was born, spent childhood, Youth, where he got education, where he make lot of friends like Sudama, where he created lot of Leela like MahaRaas, and where he got his love SHRI Radha Rani and teach what is love to

Located to 120 Km from National Capital Reions and 60 KM approx Taj Mahal Agra, Braj is the place where Lord SHRI Krishan was born, spent childhood, Youth, where he got education, where he make lot of friends like Sudama, where he created lot of Leela like MahaRaas, and where he got his love SHRI Radha Rani and teach what is love to entire universe and also teach us The SHRI Mad Bhagwat Geeta - world largest Holy Grantha.

In the other words we can say ďThe sovereignĒ who is beyond of Sanctity, passion and darkness exists in anywhere of the universe is called Braj. Lord Krishna is the avatar of lord Vishnu who is incarnation here destroys the empire of felonious King Kansha.

There have lots of pilgrimage site in India like Ayodhya, Dwarka, Chitrakoot, Chardham etc but Braj have an unique importance to all these. The Braj also known as a ďBraj MandalĒ because itís connected to lot of places and small cities where lord Krishna spent his childhood and youth. †All Maha Saint considered braj to paramount by city of god. There have no any other place in universe where Lord Vishnu has taken the incarnation for lot of divine Leelayen.

Place to Visit in Braj:-

Mathura: - itís a historical city of India due to Birthplace of Lord Krishna and located to center in Braj mandal. There have lot of historical temples and itís a cultural and religious heritage city as well. According to Garuda Purana, Mathura is 7th holy place of India and its located approx 145 KM from National Capital Regions India.

Vrindavan:- Itís the combination of 2 spiritual words Vrinda (Tulsi or Basil Plant) + Van (Forests), that why Vrindavan also know by orchard of Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) plants. Itís the place where Lord Krishana meet to Radha Rani and they teach about love to all universe. Vrindavan is one of the most sacred places for all age pilgrims. its located approx 12 km from Mathura.

Goverdhan:- Itís a mountain area of Braj. As per some Granthsís and Puranís sources. Lord Krishna has lifted SHRI Giriraj Ji Mountain to his left hand little finger on 6 days to protect all brajvasiís from anger of Devraj Indra and that why we all are called him ďGIRDHARIĒ.† According to Garga Samhita, Goverdhan hill is sinking everyday and it will be grounded after the end of Kalyug due to curse of the†Pulastya Muni.

Gokul:- Itís the land of cows, Gopaís and Gopiís thatís why called Gokul. After lot of disturbance from evil, Baba Nand ji leave nandgaam and shifted here, itís a very beautiful and peaceful place since 5000 years and situated at bank of Yamuna River. Lord Krishna killed lot of evils demons here in his childhood. It located approx 10 km from Mathura.

Barsana:- Itís the place where SHRI Radha Rani spent childhood, Youth and eternal beloved wih SHRI Krishna, itís located 50 km to Mathura and approx 20 kms from Goverdhan. †Apart from that Barasana is famous for ďHoliĒ and itís also call ďBraj ki HoliĒ. The gopaís and gopiís are performing her on folks and after that gopaís try to put Colors and ballon tht was filled by color on Gopiyaís and gopiyaís try to protects himself with lathi and that why itís called ďLathmar HoliĒ that is famous in all over worlds. Lot of forginers and domestic tourist visit barsana in the month of march to being a part of world famous Lathmar Holi.

NandGaon: - Itís the combination of tow words Nand (foster father of Lord Krishna) and Gaon (The Village), Nandgaon is the residence of Nandbaba and Yashoda Maiya who is the foster father and mother of Lord Krishna and King Vasudeva and Queen Devki was the real parents of Lord Krishna after lot of disturbance from evil that was sent by felonious King Kansha. Lord Krishna created lot of leelaís here and its situated approx 10 kms from barsana and 50 kms from Mathura.

Baldeo: - the small town baldev is famous for Dauji (Lord Krishna elder brother that we known as a ďBalramĒ also) Temple that located in mid of baldev city, and itís situated 25kms from Mathura city. Itís also famous for a eight yard tanks that called Ksheersagar† that was near to Dauji Temples, itís believed that once lord Krishna gave a sign to ďGosain Baba Gokulnath who is The Keen devotee of lord Krishna in dream about a deity of lord Baldev and after that search was proceed by king Vajranabh, they got a 7ft high black stone deity was found from the Kunda and its placed in Dauji temple, that why Ksheersagar† also known as a Balbhadra Kund.

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