Vrindavan Photos: Images of The Hindu Pilgrim Destination Where Shri Krishna Spent His Childhood
As we get closer to Janmashtami 2017, we give you some amazing photos of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. Shri krishna is believed to have spent most of his childhood days in Vrindavan and it is home to several temples to visit for Hindu devotees.
| Published: August 10, 2017 12:02 PM IST
Published: August 10, 2017 12:02 PM IST | Updated: August 10, 2017 12:02 PM IST
Janmashtami 2017 is just round the corner. It is an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar as it marks the birth anniversary of revered Hindu deity Lord Krishna. Krishna is considered to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is therefore a prominent deity in Hindu mythology. He is also extremely popular on account of the legends related to his charm, bravery, intelligence and power. However, what makes him a beloved God for Hindu devotees are the stories of his childhood. Made popular by TV shows, the stories of Krishna’s childhood days depict him as a cute, mischievous child with great superpowers. Krishna is believed to have spent most of his childhood days in Vrindavan, a major pilgrim destination located in Uttar Pradesh. Vrindavan falls in the Mathura district and is home to a number of Krishna temples and landmarks that are associated with the god. As we get close to Krishna Janmashtami 2017, which falls on August 14, here are some amazing Vrindavan photos that give you a sneak peek into the land where Shri Krishna grew up to perform great feats!
The famous ISKCON Krishna-Balaram temple in Vrindavan
ISKCON temple in Vrindavan
View of the Yamuna River from Vrindavan
Locals playing with colors during Holi celebration in Barsana. Mathura and Vrindavan are known for their vibrant Holi celebrations
Holi in Vrindavan
The Madan Mohan temple in Vrindavan
Beautiful view of the ISKCON temple in Vrindavan
A woman buys clothes at the Indian Gangotri store in Vrindavan
Shopping in Vrindavan
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Devotees taking the parikrama in Vrindavan’s temple
Devotees in Vrindavan
Residence of Meera Bai in Vrindavan – The devotee is believed to have written more than 3000 poems in love of Lord Krishna
Popular Kusum Sarovar Govardhan Mandir in the Mathura district
Janmasthami is one of India’s most auspicious festivals and Vrindavan is expected to host a huge number of devotees during the festival. Over the years, it has become an important pilgrim destination for Hindus. It also provides beautiful views and its temples make for serene spots to pray and meditate. Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, is located just 11 km from Vrindavan and these two towns together form an interesting travel circuit to explore.