- The Land of Krishna
Sri Vrndavana is one of the most important
holy places in India. Nearby
Mathura is the birth site of
Lord Krishna and Vrndavana is
the place where he performed
His childhood pastimes.
There are more than 5,000 temples in Vrndavana.
Amongst these, the most famous are the temples
of Radha Govinda, Radha Madana Mohana, Radha
Damodara, Radha Ramana, Radha Gokulananda,
and Radha Gopinatha.
is also the bhajana-sthali of the famous
six Gosvamis, the intimate followers
of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. These six Gosvamis
followed the strictest standards of devotional
service, wrote many devotional literatures
and uncovered the lost places of Sri Krishna's
Govardhana Hill is another important holy
place for Gaudiya Vaisnavas andl is considered
to be non-different from Sri Krishna Himself.
protect the residents, Sri Krishna picked
up Govardhana Hill with the small finger
of His left hand and held it their for
seven days. From that time on, Sri Krishna
became known as Giridhari, the lifter
of Govardhana Hill.