Vrindavan, Mathura, India

Places to Visit in Mahaban

Mahavan is a small pilgrim town located 11 km from Mathura, on the left bank of Yamuna, in Uttar Pradesh. The city is closely associated with Lord Krishna, who is thought to have spent his childhood here.It is held that travelers in huge number visit Mahaban and Gokul from Mathura for the reason that these are the two places where god Krishna was secretly brought up. Places of interest include.

Mathura Nathji Temple

Lord Krishna is believed to have been craddled in this place. sacred temple is that of Mathura Nath an edifice built of rock and plaster

Chaurasi Khamba

The word "chaurasi " in Hindi means eighty four. This palace has the distinction for housing 84 pillars that form part of the interiors. This exclusive palace belongs to Nanda, foster father of Krishna. You will see that the structure's architecture has been influenced from Buddhist style. During his reign, the palace was renovated by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb who reshaped it as a mosque.

Raskhan Shrine

Raskhan was a famous poet who was both a Muslim and follower of Lord Krishna. His real name was Sayyad Ibrahim and is known to have lived in Amroha in India. In his early years, he became a follower of Lord Krishna and learned the religion from Goswami Vitthalnath and began living in Gokul and spent his whole life there.

Braj 84 Kos Darshan Yatra

In order to test the fact that Lord Krishna was actually the incarnation of God, Brahma ji cast a spell which made the cows and cowherd friends of Krishna disappear and took them to Brahma Loka. Lord Krishna the lord of trinities, understood the doing of Lord Brahma and to teach him a lesson Shri Krishna himself took the forms of his Sakhas and cows. Shri Krishna continued to be in such forms for a year. Brahma ji realized his mistake and asked for forgiveness thus Lord Krishna advised him that only to get rid of his sins was by performing Braj Chaurasi (84) Kos Yatra. Brahma ji became the first to perform Braj Yatra and as a result he got released of his sins. This holy Leela explains the importance and inspires devotees to perform Braj Chaurasi (84) Kos Yatra.

Chathi Palana Temple

Palace that will catch your attention while touring Mahavan is the palace of Chathi Palana. The structure belonged to Rohini who was mother of Krishna's elder brother Baldeo.