Mathura to Gokul

Mathura to Gokul is a splendid journey into the legendary past of Lord Krishna's childhood. Gokul is only 16 kilometers from the city of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Gokul tours are famous for its historical importance as a town where infant Krishna was brought up by his foster mother, Yashoda secretively.

Gokul features places where many of Lord Krishna's relics are still found. The story of the Lord is that Vasudeva, his father secretly exchanged Krishna with the infant daughter of Nanda and Yashoda to save him from death by Kansa, his maternal uncle. Lord Krishna therefore spent his childhood and young age in Gokul. During his stay at Gokul, Krishna spent his time by creating miracles in his place.

The most important temple in Gokul is Gokul Nath Ji. Gokul is particularly famous for the extravagant celebrations of festivals like Janmashtmi, Trinvat Mela and Annakut. In Gokul the place called 'Raman Reti' is visited by innumerable devotees who roll over the sand to ask the blessings of Lord Krishna. Gokul is also popular for the seat of Ballabhacharya, a descendant of 16th century Bhakti movement.

Traveling from Mathura to Gokul is the easiest by hiring a car or tourist bus. There are regular state buses running to Gokul from Mathura. There are specific timings of these buses. The best time to visit Gokul is any time during the year in between 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Gokul can be a great destination for weekend tours from Mathura. The journey from Mathura to Gokul not only provoke devotional feeling but also helps to know the ancient Indian mythology.

Last Updated on : May 09, 2013