Vrindavan is located around 15 km from Mathura.It is a small town and a prime place of pilgrimage on the banks of Yamuna. Attracting about 500 000 pilgrims every year, mainly during festivals like Janmashtami, Holi and Radhashtami.
It is famous for its many temples, old and modern, big and small (allegedly 5000 altogether). Vrindavan is related with the childhood of Sri Krishna.
Madan Mohan Temple : Madan Mohan Temple on the riverside is the oldest temple in Vrindavan. This famous temple was created by Srila Sanatana Gosvami. It was the first Gosvami temple built in Vrindavan, which at that time was mere a forest.
The original Deity of Madana Mohana was found at the base of an old banyan tree by Advaita Acarya, when he visited Vrindavanvrindavan3.
Govinda Dev Temple : Govinda Dev Temple is a seven-story temple, with a combination of marble, silver and gold.. A carved lotus flower weighing several tons enhances the main hall ceiling. It was built by Raja Man Singh from Jaipur in 1590.
It cost ten million rupees and huge amount of workers were required to complete it. Akbar himself had donated the red sandstone for its construction.
Radha-Gopinath Temple : Radha-Gopinath Temple was found by Paramananda Bhattacarya at Vamsivat, who entrusted Madhu Pandita to worship the Deity. Madhu Pandita's samadhi is closest to the temple. Gopinathji was originally fixed in Vrindavan by Vajranabha who was the great grandson of Krishna.
When the Muslims attacked Vrindavan, the original Gopinath Deity was shifted to Jaipur. The Gopinath Deity in Jaipur and Lord Krishna are said to be similar from their shoulders down to the waist.
Radharamana Temple : Radharamana Temple is the well known temple of Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Radharamana means "one who gives pleasure to Radha". It is one of the names of Lord Krishna. The seva puja of Radharamana is celebrated every year by bathing the Deity with 100 liters of milk and other auspicious items.
The leftover of this abhiseka (bathing) are like nectar. Radharamanji is one of the few original Deities of the Gosvamis still present in Vrindavan.
Krishna Balaram Mandir : The Krishna Balaram Mandir was created in 1975 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on Rama Navami. The temple is located in Raman Reti, Vrindavan, U.P., where the Lord Sri Krishna showed his transcendental pastimes 5,000 years ago.
The temple has three altars. The divine brothers, Sri Krishna and Balaram, are on the central altar while on the third altar are Sri Sri Radha Shyamasundara.