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Find information on Nandgaon. Nandgaon was the home of Nanda, the foster-father of Lord Krishna.


Nandgaon

Location: Located 32 Kilometers from Mathura
Ideal Time to Visit: Anytime round the year, 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Attraction: Nanda Rai and Madan Gopal Temple
How to Reach: Hire a cab or take a Tourist service bus.

Nandgaon is situated 10 kilometers from Barsana on the road towards Mathura. Typical of villages of Braj, Nandgaon too is connected to the legend of Lord Krishna. Nandgaon was the home of Nanda, the foster-father of Lord Krishna. Infant Krishna was actually exchanged with the daughter of Nanda by Vasudeva, the blood father of Krishna, in order to save him from the imminent death from the hands of Kansa. Nanda thought that his wife Yashoda has given birth to the baby boy and started raising him as his son.

The village is situated in the lap of a hill. There are quite a few temples in the village among those the one dedicated to Nanda Rai is the best. This temple is very old and Raja Roop Singh took a substantial part of its construction. This temple is situated on the top of the hillock. There are other minor temples too that are dedicated to minor deities such as Narsingha, Nritya Gopal and Yashoda Nandan. Close by is Pan Sarovar. This is actually a tank that has masonry ghats along its sides. If we go by the legend, this lake served as the source of water for the men and cattle of the then Nandgaon. Even Lord Krishna used to take his cow at the same ghats. A grove of Kadamb called Udhoji - Ka- Kyar is also close .





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