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Nandgaon, Mathura

Vrindavan Darshan
Vrindavan Darshan

Nandgaon, Mathura

Nandgaon is 54 kilometres away from Mathura. It is a mythological village. On this beautiful hill named Nandishwar by Father Nandarai, there are temples of Shri Krishna, Nandavava, Narasimha, Gopinach, Nritya Gopal, Girdhari, Nandanandan and Mata Yashoda. According to mythology, Devadhidev Mahadev had pleased his idol Shri Krishna and asked for a groom. krishna gave him the boon of being situated in the form of a mountain in Nandgaon, hence this mountain came to be known as Nandishwar Parvat.

There is a big lake adjacent to the mountain, on which a masonry ghat is built. It is believed that Shri Krishna used to bathe the cows here. Near them are Khadirvan, Budhe Babu, Nandishwar, Hau-Bilau, and Kyari etc., where Shri Krishna had enjoyed the sweet pastimes of his childhood with his friends.

Nandgaon

‘Nandarai Ka Temple’ was built by the Jat king Roop Singh of Bharatpur in the eighteenth century. There is a carved black granite statue of Shri Krishna in the temple, along with him there are also statues of Nandbaba, Yashoda, Balram and his mother Rohini.

The Lathmar Holi of Nandgaon and Barsana is world-famous. Shri Krishna was from Nandgaon and Shri Radha was from Barsana, hence the history of the celebration of Holi among the Gops of Nandgaon and Gopis of Barsana is hundreds of years old. The interesting thing is that even today there is no marital relationship between the people of Nandgaon and Barsana. The people of Barsana believe that the son-in-law here cannot be anyone other than Shri Krishna and similarly the daughter-in-law of Nandgaon will also be only Radha Rani. The people of Nandgaon and Barsana have been doing this to preserve the love of Radha-Krishna. Brajwasi says that if marital relations start between the two villages then the love of Radha-Krishna will fade away.

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