Vrindavan is a historic little holy village that bristles with a mix of fascinating stories and interesting lilas performed by Lord Krishna in his childhood and youth. There are many places to visit in Vrindavan and every year lakhs of followers from the Vaishnava sect visit this town, and its sibling town Mathura also. To experience the town in its most buoyant mood, plan a trip around the festivals of Janmashtami, Radhashtami or Holi which are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety and draw unexceptionally huge crowds from all around the world. The name Vrindavan comes from the word & lsquo; Vrinda & rsquo; one of the many names of the sacred tulsi (basil) plant, considered to be one of the purest devotees of Krishna.
Even today, the forested area of Nidhivan carries the essence of this sacred name in its lush green foliage. Standing on the banks of River Yamuna, the pilgrimage town today is home to hundreds of temples and ashrams, both ancient and new, bringing alive and glorifying the playful pastimes of Lord Krishna in their own distinctive ways. In the wake of a multitude of holy temples spread all around, to filter the best that will gratify your spiritual appetite can then come across as quite a daunting task.
Several artefacts along with utensils, old statues and a rock based slab have been excavated from this site. The artefacts are displayed in a museum near the main temple which is not to be missed. One can also find several shrines dedicated to other Hindu gods in the temple premises. Lakhs of devotees throng to this temple during Janmashtami. The festivities and celebrations during the festival are famous all over India. Celebrations begin during mid-night with the birth of Bhagwan.