- Braj Bhoomi
Known as the land where Lord Krishna, as he was born and spent his
youth, Braj Bhoomi has little towns and hamlets that are still alive
with the Krishna. Mathura, a quiet town on the River Yamuna was
transformed into a place of faith after Lord Krishna was born here.
Vrindavan, a village - once noted for its fragrant groves, is where he
spent an eventful youth.
There are numerous other little spots in
the area that still reverberate with the enchantment of Lord Krishna.Braj
Bhoomi is the land which gave birth to Lord Krishna and where he spent his
early years. And thus the history of Braj Bhoomi and Lord Krishna weaves
around its capital, the western bank of the Yamuna, Mathura's history dates
back at least to 600 B.C. and many archaeological remains have testified to
its importance over the ages.
Mathura and Braj Bhoomi regions are important for the festivals centering
around Lord Krishna and his consort Sri Radha Rani which are distinct to the
area. These include Holi, Janmashtami, Radha Ashtami, Kans Vadh, Yam Dwitiya
and Hariyali Teej. This is where Lord Krishna played his flute and sported
with the gopis. The town was later immortalized in the poems of Mirabai, a
princess of medieval India who became an ardent devotee of Krishna.