Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna where he spent his childhood playing with his friends, stealing butter, teasing ‘gopis’ and performing divine acts. Vrindavan holds a very special position in hearts of devotees of Lord Krishna so does food of Vrindavan. There are many temples in Vrindavan which are nearly 700 years old and have the divine history behind their building. One of the main and most visited temples is “Banke Bihari Temple”. This temple has divine origin; even the idol of Lord Krishna in this temple has history. There is a belief among Hindu Devotees that this idol originated from Earth itself on request of one follower of Lord Krishna named “Ravidas Maharaj”. Another belief about this holy place is that no one can see the idol of Lord Krishna continuously after 1-minute priests draw curtains before the idol and remove it after another minute. This is so because it is mentioned in Hindu Mythology that this idol disappears and appears itself magically. Other famous places to visit in Vrindavan are “Nidhi Van”, “Iskon Temple”, “Prem Temple”, “Goddess Radha’s Barsana temple”, “Goverdhan Temple” and many more as there are nearly 5000 temples in Vrindavan only, devoted to Lord Krishna.
But Vrindavan is not famous for its temples only. As everyone knows Lord Krishna has another name called “Makhan Chor” means BUTTER THIEF, because of this Makhan Malai Lassi of this place is world famous. This sweet lassi is served in earthen glasses, made up of curd and butter. Another famous sweet dish of this place is Malai Rabri made up of milk and butter. This malai rabri is served it leaf plates and wooden spoons. Apart from Vrindavan’s world-famous food, one can have quality food from restaurants as well. But one thing should be kept in mind that everything you get in Vrindavan to eat will be onion free because it is “GOD’S TOWN”.
Before talking about any other famous things about Vrindavan, You should also know the history behind its name. This town is named by Lord Krishna as Vrindavan because, during that time, this whole place was covered with plants of “Vrinda”, another name of “Tulsi” plant. It was a jungle of Vrinda so the name came as “Vrindavan”. To visit this holy place, one can reach here through Trains and cars as well. This place is located in Uttar Pradesh near Mathura city. One can reach Mathura through the train and from there can hire rickshaws or cabs. If you are planning to visit this place, make sure to arrange that trip in the semi-winter season because summer can be quite hot because, in summer, the temperature rises up to 50 degree Celsius in summers. During festivals of Janamashtmi and Holi , this place become extra crowdy.
It is a must visit place for all Hindu devotees.