A QUIET MIND ALL YOU NEED- ENCHANTING BEAUTY OF VRINDAVAN
“What wrong with the people around me have they gone crazy, oh god! This frenzy boss of mine wants me to work on weekends, my colleagues they are jealous of me, In-laws want me to work 24-hrs a day am I a machine or human.”
Gosh above thoughts keep on haunting us. We start and end up our days with negative thoughts awfully draining our vital life force. God it’s time for a Break! Stop! Think and Revamp your life.
BREAK… much desired to end up this vicious circle of demonic thoughts that’s having catastrophic blow on our body, mind and soul. So, what next a visit to Vrindavan a place that will not only change your perspective about life but completely rejuvenate your psyche and soul.
A Place reverberate serenity from every corner. Everything is so enchanting in and around Vrindavan. It gives peace and solace to people who are afflicted with sorrow.
Vrindavan is a small town encompassed In Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. It is a sacred town for devotees of Lord Krishna. Millions of devotees visit Vrindavan every year and participate in number of festivals. As per Bhagavata Purana Lord Krishna was raised in small village Vrindavan by his foster parents Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda.
Vrindavan is a well known holy city of India. Devotion towards lord Krishna is the spine of this beautiful town. Temples are undoubtedly symbol of devotion & Spirituality and indeed Vrindavan is the temple city of India. There are over 5,000 temples in Vrindavan. Lovely Idols of Radha-Krishna are precious ornaments of these temples. Mere staring at them renders peace and quieted our worldly consciousness. Soulful hymns followed by mesmerizing dance uplift the spirit they take an onlooker to a spiritual journey. Smitten with the luster of beautiful idol of Radha Krishna pilgrims forget their true self and simultaneously cure lameness of their mind.
Places to Visit
- Bankey Bihari Temple-It was built by great saint and musician Swami Haridas (Guru of Tansen) in year 1864. Swami Haridas was a great devotee of Lord Krishna. He worshipped Lord Krishna as “Kunj Bihari” since he found the idol In Kadamba Groves .Kunj means groves.
The unusual feature about this temple is that the curtain is pulled to cover the idol and removed after every few seconds as it is believed the idol of Banke Bihari will make the onlooker unconscious if stared for a longer period.
- Prem Mandir- Biggest attraction of Vrindavan. Build by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat by spending a whooping amount of 150 crore. It spreads on 54 acre of land.
- Madan Mohan Temple, located near the Kali Ghat one of the oldest temples in Vrindavan.
- Nidhi Van- There is a small temple known as Rang Mahal in Nidhivan also known as sleeping temple as Lord Krishna rested here with his beloved Radha after Ras leela., according to popular belief no one is allowed to stay here after dusk because lord visit the spot with radhaji.
- Vishaka Kund- As you walk down further along the walls of Nidhi van, there is Vishaka Kund .Lord Krishna created this Kund to quench the thirst of Radha’s friend’s.
- Keshi Ghat-Located at banks of sacred river Yamuna. Ghat/Bank was the place where Kanha took bath after slaying demon Keshi. That’s why lord is known as keshava (Slayer of Keshi.)
- Govind Dev Temple
- Radha-Damodar Mandir
- Radha Vallabh Temple-Swami Harivamsa Mahaprabhu who started Radha-Vallabha sect built this temple.
- Chir Ghat- Place where Lord Krishna hid the gopis clothes, while they were bathing In River Yamuna.
Town of Vrindavan is not only famous for its temples but for its Exquisite delicacies. Peda, Ghewar, Rasmali, Malpua have been tantalizing Indian palate from centuries. The lip-smacking street food will make you bend on your knees .Aloo-Tikki, Pani Puri or famously known as gol-gappa and Samosas are extraordinarily good. Kachori-sabji and jalebis are favorite breakfast snacks .These mouth watering dishes couch for its great taste.
And finally Paan (Beetle Leaf) acquires a special place in Indian cuisine. It is chewed after the meal. It freshen ups breath, and cleanses the mouth with its mild anti-infective content. Its special aroma and taste makes it more tempting. Various types of Paan offered in Vrindavan- are Banarsi Paan, Meetha Paan (My Favorite.),Kattha Paan, Kesariya Paan and Golden Paan.
Apart from food, festivals convey rich, colorful and diverse culture of its people and tradition. Janamasthmi is the major festival of Vrindavan. It marks the birthday of Lord Krishna You can’t really miss the festive fervor and delight when Krishna devotees swing you in their stride while chanting ‘Jai Shree Krishna’. The holy town of Vrindavan has the famous ‘Bankey Bihari’ temple, where Indians as well as several foreigners can be spotted there singing the ‘Jhule Lal’ mantra. One of the most highlighted events of this day is the ‘Rasleela’, which is celebrated with great zeal. Another festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm is Jhulan Purnima.It is celebrated with great pomp and show. It is celebrated in holy month of shravan (late July and august.)This festival is a joyous celebration of Radha –Krishna’s togetherness.
When harsh life beats you down it is Vrindavan, abode of Lord Krishna respite your exhausted spirit. It not only rekindles the spirit of devotion and peace but it is the best way to accentuate your soul.
JAI SHRI KRISHNA