Nandgaon is a village located around 9 km from Barsana and is the place which was constructed by Nand Baba on the hilltop to protect the baby Krishna from the attacks of demons sent by Kansa on a daily basis.
Krishna spent his growing years here at Nandgaon. There is a big beautiful temple atop the Nandishwara Hill (Parvat) here.
|Famous as||The place where Gokulvasis shifted after Kans burnt Gokul. From here, Krishna used to sneak to Barsana to meet Sri Radha.|
|Popular Spots||Temple atop Nandishvara Parvat|
|Language||Hindi, Vraj Bhasha|
|Festivals Celebrated||Janmashtami, Holi, Nandotsav|
Nandgaon was given by the chief of Barsana, Vrishbhana Kaka to the chief of Gokul, Nand Baba after Gokul was burnt by Kansa in a hope to burn the baby Krishna.
Nand Baba constructed his home atop Nandhisvara Parvat (Hill) in a hope to protect Krishna from the attack of demons of Kansa. There would be residents of Nandgaon who would be up at all time patrolling from the hill-top to protect baby Krishna in case of any attack.
Nandishvara Parvat is actually Lord Shiva who had performed penance to take the form of a hill in Nandagaon so that he can take the dust of feet of gopis there. Gopis are the personification of love and demigods wish to take the form of a humble blade of grass in Vraj Bhumi to be brushed by the feet of gopis.
Krishna used to sneak from here to Barsana to meet Sri Radha.
How to reach Nandgaon?
From Barsana, you will get auto to Nandgaon easily. It just takes around 10-15 minutes from Barsana to reach Nandgaon.
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There is a big mandir that is atop the hill at Nandgaon. It is grand and the view from the top is worth mentioning.
Holi is celebrated with super amazing happiness and bliss at Nandgaon. Lathmar Holi is so so popular here. In this, women take sticks to beat men which is actually a remembrance of Radharani beating Krishna in a playful and sporty manner that makes the expression of love deeper and relishable.
Places to eat
Lassi and chat here is super amazing. Lassi, milk, pakodas, golgappa is loved by all here.
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Nearby Places to visit
- Ter Kadamba (1.5 km)
- Vrinda Kund (3 km)
- Yavat (2 km)
- Barsana (9 km)
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