This Divyadesam is observed on the manner among Delhi to Agra railway line.
Govardhan/Brindavan/Vrindavan is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu positioned at the river banks of Yamuna in Mathura, Uttar Pradhesh. Brindavan is the considerable location in which Lord Krishna executed Rasa Lila (hobbies) with the gopis. There are numerous shrines and ghats positioned within the vicinity of this temple; Govardhanagiri Hill is situated near this vicinity.
To reach this Temple, one has to get down in Mathura Junction and travel approximately 2 miles from there and this sthalam is likewise accessible from Brindavan by journeying 7 miles from Brindavan .
About 2 miles away from Mathura, is the place referred to as as “Janma Bhoomi” is discovered wherein a temple is built and this location is stated to be the prison where Vasudevar and Devaki are prisioned and this jail only, Sri Krishnar turned into born.
The three Divyadesams specifically Thiru Vadamathura, Thiru Aayarpadi and Thiru Dwaraka are linked with the Sri Krishna Avathaar, One among the 10 Avathaars of Sri Vishnu.
Brindavanam and Govardhanam are covered in Vadamathura. Vadamathura is taken into consideration to considered one of 7 mukthi sthalams. The other mukthi sthalams are Avanti, Ayodhya, Dwaraka, Maya, Kanchipuram and Kasi. In Mathura, Kannan gives his Thampathi Samethar (Perumal along along with his spouse) seva in conjunction with Sathyabama in Nindra Thirukkolam.
Since, this sthalam changed into so first-class and gave a peaceful and happy lifestyles for Sri Kannan and on the same time, an arakkan (Demon) by means of named “Mathu” became killed on this sthalam, this sthalam were given the name “Mathura”. (In Tamil, Mathuram means best and peaceful).
Once, when Sri Ramar become ruling the united states, rishis like Shravanar, Bargava Maharishi and all other rishis complained to Sri Ramar that an asuran by call “Lavana” turned into giving them issues and due to this they couldn’t do tapas towards the perumal. So, all of them requested Sri Ramar that he have to put an end to it. As a result, Sri Ramar gave his top notch bow, which helped him to kill Mathu and Kaidaber (they may be also arakkas ) to his more youthful brother Sathruknan.
Getting the Bow and the advantages from Sri Ramar, Sathruknan fought very infrequently with the Arakkan, Lavanasuran and finally him killed the usage of the Bow given by Sri Ramar. Thus, the Mathu city changed into stored from Lavanasuran and all the Rishis and Devars thanked Sathruknan and that they requested him what he wishes as an Varam for killing Lavanasuran?
Sathruknan requested that the Mathu metropolis have to emerge as a very large empire, with super warriors, masses of beautiful temples and plenty of Vishnu bhaktas. As requested with the aid of him, the Mathu town was blessed via Devars and Rishis and from then, Sathruknan dominated the Mathura Nagar and masses of temples have been raised at the banks of Yamuna river. After Sathruknan, his generations dominated and after this, Mathura become dominated by way of Yadhavas (Vasudevar).
The temple wherein the Alwars did their Mangalasasanam on the perumal isn’t always observed now considering they’re destroyed with the aid of the Mohammed kings and now at that vicinity, a massive mosque is built. Close to this, the region where Vasudevar and Devaki are prisonned is located. This vicinity is considered to be the Holy and spiritual area, for the reason that that jail is stated to be the Birth region of Sri Krishnar.
And places like wherein Sri Krishnar did Vadham (killed) of Kamsan and the Elephant and a place via named “Vichranthi”, wherein Sri Kannan took rest on the banks of Yamuna river are stated to be some of the places which shoul be compulsorily seen via the bhaktas.
As the rememberance of Sri Krishnar in Mathura, temples are constructed inside the later years. The Krishnar discovered in those two temples are named as Dwaraknathji and mathuranathji.
The Dwaraknathji is seen giving his seva standing by myself like how Tirupathi, Sri Srinivasar is located on my own in Nindra thirukkolam.
Mathura metropolis is surrounded by masses and plenty of lovely locations and these kinds of places makes us to take into account the childhood days of Sri Krishnan.
About 8 miles faraway from Mathura is a place known as “Govardhanagiri” is found, where Sri Krishnar and all of his cowherd frieds grazed cows. This Govardhanagiri is a stunning place, which has a lovely and great surroundings and a temple is built on the pinnacle of the hill by Sri Vallabhacharyar. Bhaktas after visiting Govardanagiri, on the foot of the hill of Govardhanagiri a temple for Lakshmi – Narayanar is found in which worship is done as in keeping with the rules laid down by way of Sri Ramanujar.
Close to this temple, a river that flows deep and large, is discovered and 18 Km away from Govardhanagiri, as a rememberance of Nandhagopar and yasodha, a small city is built with the call “Nandhi Gramam” at the hill pinnacle and a temple for Bala Krishnar is found.
About 6 miles faraway from Mathura lies Brindavan, in which Sri Krishnar along side all other Yadhavars led their lives in peace. This is the region where Sri Krishnar spent his youth days alongside with his cowherd frieds and did masses of leelas.
On the banks of Yamuna river, a temple by named “Rangaji Mandir” is located. Separate sannadhis for Sri Ranganathar, Sri Andal, Lord Sri Srinivasar and Sri Ramar are observed.
In Mathura, the Krishna Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanthi) is well known in a grand manner, in which masses of Vishnu bhaktas come to this sthalam and worship Sri Krishnar. During that point, the entire lifestyles of Sri Krishnar is depicted as a play.
The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Govardhana Nesan. He is likewise named as Balakrishnan. The Moolavar is discovered in Nindra thirukkolam dealing with his thirumugham in the direction of the Eastern path. Prathyaksham for Indiran, all the Devars, Brahma devan, Vasudevar and Devaki.
The Thaayar discovered right here in this sthalam is Sathyabama Naachiyaar.
Periyalwar – four Paasurams
Andal – 6 Paasurams
Thondaradipodialwar – 1 Paasuram
Thirumangaialwar – 4 Paasurams
Nammalwar – 10 Paasurams
About Brindavanam, Andal has performed mangalasasanam on the perumal in 10 paasurams and about Govardhanam, Periyalwar has praised the perumal in 16 Paasurams.