Things to Do in Vrindavan

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Vrindavan is one of the most important places to worship Lord Krishna. The city is the oldest full of temples of Lord Krishna and Radha. The world-famous ISKCON temple is located on the grounds of th (Read More)ese holy grounds. Along with temples, Vrindavan is packed with delicious delicacies and fun-filled festivals.

Here is the list of 9 Things to Do in Vrindavan

1. Evening Aarti at Prem Mandir

Evening Aarti at Prem Mandir
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Imbued with elegance and grandeur, the Prem Mandir is a massive temple that was shaped by Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj in the year 2001. Known as the "Temple of God's love",  this grand religious place is dedicated to Radha Krishna as well as Sita Ram. This newly constructed temple is the most beautiful in the entire Brij area and is crowded with devotees during the time of the Aarti.

2. Attend Bhagavad Geeta Classes at ISKCON Temple

Attend Bhagavad Geeta Classes at ISKCON Temple
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Also known as Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON Vrindavan is a dream fulfilled by Swami Prabhupada (the founder-acharya of ISKCON), who wished to build a temple for the brothers - Krishna and Balaram - in the same holy city where they played together several centuries ago. People visiting the divine temple are spellbound by the Aarti and Bhagavad Geeta classes held here every day.

3. Visit The Popular Banke Bihari Temple

Visit The Popular Banke Bihari Temple
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Nidhivan, a temple nestled in the holy birthplace of Krishna, has a sense of miracle attached to it. Nidhivan is known as the place where Lord Krishna visits every night and performs Ras Leela.

4. Bathe in The Scared Holy Water Tanks at Radha Kund

Bathe in The Scared Holy Water Tanks at Radha Kund

Situated near Govardhan Hill in the small town of Mathura is one of the holiest places in Braja - the Radha Kund and Shyam Kund. The two holy water tanks lying next to each other are considered to be the supreme of all holy places, containing pure and sacred water, also known to contain magical properties to heal for conception.

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5. Maha Aarti Along The River at Keshi Ghat

Maha Aarti Along The River at Keshi Ghat

Keshi Ghat is the main ghat of Vrindavan, and the only one still remaining. It is believed that in dwapara yuga, Lord Krishna killed Keshi here who was a horse demon sent by Kansa. The Madanmohan Temple is located nearby while the ghat itself is one of the most significant places of worship.

6. Orignal Shaligram Deity at Radha Raman Temple

Orignal Shaligram Deity at Radha Raman Temple
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Located about 2 kilometers from the Vrindavan Railway Station is one of the most revered early modern Hindu temples in Vrindavan, the Radha Raman Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is considered to be Radha Raman, meaning one who gives pleasure to Radha. The temple is known to have the original Shaligram.

7. Indulge in Meditation at Vaishno Devi Dham

Indulge in Meditation at Vaishno Devi Dham

Vaishno Devi Dham in Mathura, popularly known as Ma Vaishno Devi Mandir is dedicated to Ma Vaishno Devi who is believed to grant boons to her devotees. Established by Shri J C. Chaudhry, the temple is visited by pilgrims to worship the magnificent idol of Ma Vaishno Devi alongside serving the poor.

8. Try Traditional Snacks and Sweets in Vrindavan

Try Traditional Snacks and Sweets in Vrindavan

The city's food is quite flavourful and is full of colours and richness in it. A typical platter here is incomplete without Aloo-Puri, Pakoras and Lassi. The town also houses quite a variety from traditional snacks and delicacies on the street to global cuisines

9. Enjoy The Festival of Colours Holi in Vrindavan

Enjoy The Festival of Colours Holi in Vrindavan

The small village island of Koteshwar in the west of the Kutch district of Gujarat is famous for its religious significance as it houses an ancient Shiva temple and the important pilgrimage site of Narayan Sarovar.

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