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About Vrindavan Tourism and Pilgrimage Place , Mathura India

Vrindavan Town is a pilgrimage attraction from centuries in India. It is a place where one of the God Trinity Lord Vishnu incarnated himself to eliminate vice from world.

Vrindavan Town lies in Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. It is a town which was centre of attraction even in Mughal Period even if it was a Hindu Pilgrimage.

  Meaning of Vrindavan

Vrindavan is name derived from two Sanskrita Words, ‘Vrinda’ and ‘Vana’ meaning Basil and Forest respectively. Thus, Vrindavan is name came up from famous Basil Groves that grew in large numbers and still exists in some patches in Vrindavan.

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  Religious Significance of Vrindavan, Mathura India

Since,Vrindavan is the place where Lord Krishna have performed Rasleela; and spread love in ambience it has become divine as all spirits are finally united by him.

Vrindavan is considered to be a holy place. Vrindavan is more significant for Vaishnavite Sect of Hinduism and has many places associated with Lord Krsihna’s life events. It has Govardhana and Gokul where Krishna showed his material life. Devotees visit the place on Hindu Festivals like Shri Krishna Janmashtami and Holi for colorful rich traditions.

People come here for spiritual happiness and seek solace in the divine ambience that is all over there. In old age people come to retire there and finally assimilate themselves with supreme god after living in his devotion for years. Vrindavan is always in the wish list of all pilgrims who are devotees of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.

A deep spiritual fervor would appeal you to fall in love with the place. People come to Vrindavan to assimilate them in heavenly spirituality and get rid of material discomfort of this mortal world.

  History of Vrindavan, Mathura India

Vrindavan was a place where Lord Krishna spent his youth, romancing with Gopikas of the place. Lord Krishna is a symbolic of conjugal love on earth that also rare to be found. Krishna has set a norm that out ruled all the discriminations in Hindu Society. It is irony that is never acceptable in Hindu Society even if God did so. The place is mentioned in many of Ancient Hindu Scriptures. It was a center of attraction in Kushana Period and other mighty kingdoms of ancient India.

Later the place lost attraction in cultural transformation after Muslim invasions in India. It had little importance in Sultanate Periods but came into prominence after Bhakti Movement when many of Vaishnavite Saints emerged from the place who taught a path of Devotion to common folk. Some of these prominent Bhakti Saints were Surdas, MeeraBai and Chaitnaya Mahaprabhu.

In present times Vrindavan has become a major Hindu Pilgrimage and attracts millions of pilgrims every year.

Yet it is worth mentioning that serenity of Vrindavan is losing to the extensive commercial pilgrimages and tourism. The place is losing the atmosphere of divinity that has captured during Akbar the Great. The beauty of River Yamuna has faded and needs to be restored.

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