Nandagram

Krishna lived here from the age of eight to sixteen. Nanda Maharaja built his house on top of the large hill to protect Krishna from the demons King Kamsa sent to kill him. The Nandagram Temple is on top of the hill. There are two black marble Deities of Krishna and Balarama in this temple. On the side altar there is a Siva-linga called Nandeswar, who is said to have been installed by Vajranabha.

At the bottom of the hill is a Narasimha Temple. Nanda Maharaja worshiped the Narasimha and Varaha Deities that are seen in this temple. Close to this place is a yogurt pot used by mother Yasoda. One hundred fifty metres from the Narasimha Temple is Yasoda Kund. Mother Yasoda would bathe Krishna here.

Nandagram is 50km northwest of the town of Vrindavan. The panda guides here are very persistent. If you talk to any of them or take anything from them, you should expect to give a donation.

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