Mathura to Radhakund

Journey from Mathura to Radhakund is just of half an hour. Radhakund is situated 5 km north of Govardhan and 26 km west of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Radhakund is a large lake, where Shri Krishna killed Arista - the bull demon.

On the 8th day of the dark half of the month of Kartik usually in October or November, the event of the death of this bull demon by Lord Krishna is commemorated with a large fair. This place is the most crowded in the months of March to October. There are actually two lakes in Radhakund with a village surrounding the lakes. Mythology says Lord Krishna himself bathed here for self-purification. Between Goverdhan and Radhakund, there is a memorial of Raja Suraj Mal Bharatpur. In front of the cenotaph is an artificial lake with a large garden behind.

Radhakund is very close to Goverdhan ( almost 5-kms to the northwards). Regular long distance buses run from Mathura to Radhakund. There is another option of hiring cars to Radhakund from Mathura. Radhakund is a pilgrimage town, visited by tourists round the year. Traveling from Mathura to Radhakund is a pious journey for the devotees from one holy place to the other to take a dip in the 'kunda'.

Mathura to Radhakund is a popular route for the historical significance of the place. Radhakund is specially visited by women since decades for the purifying dip in the water.

Last Updated on : May 09, 2013