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Seva Kunj and Nidhuban, Vrindavan

The city of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh is almost synonymous with the life and history of Lord Sri Krishna. Located 90 miles from Delhi in Mathura district it is one of the most important Hindu pilgrim points. It has been estimated that there are above five thousand temples in Vrindavan. This is supposed to be the domain of Krishna. He is said to have woed Radha here in playful gestures. Mathura lies 15 kilometers from Vrindavan. The city of Vrindavan is located on the banks of Yamuna river. The city is seen at its best during Janmashthami, Holi and Radhasthimi. It is also the strong hold of Vaishavas. Hindu widows come here and spent their entire lifetime here worshipping Lord Krishna and asking for his blessings. Seva Kunj and Nidhuban is one of the most frequented places in Vrindavan.

Seva Kunj and Nidhuban:

Supposedly Lord Krishna performed Raslila with Radha here. This place acted as their getaway from the din and bustle of everyday life. Dancing with gopis and answering the many and whims of his lover Radha was his favorite pastime. Many of the paintings and miniature portraits show them at their playful best in this garden. It is one of the most repetitive themes in almost all school of paintings in the times of yore. This beautiful garden also has a small temple dedicated to both Krishna and Radha which is known as Rang Mahal. This erstwhile garden is surrounded by many temples like Srila Jiva Gosvami's Radha Damodar Temple, Srila Syamananda Gosvami's Radha Syamasundara Temple, and Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraj Gosvami's Radha-Vrindavan-Candra Temple.

In Nidhuban Krishna is said to have rested with Radha after a tiring day of merrymaking. There is a shrine in the premises which houses a bed. This is decorated every morning by the temple priest in reverence to the lover. An interesting story that goes around in Vrindavan is that no one is allowed in the premises of this garden after dark as Krishna is said to frequent this spot along with Radha.


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