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Mon, 29/08/2016 - 17:54
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Govardhan also called to Giriraj mountain descended its name from the Holy Govardhan Hill. It extends up to 4 or 5 miles and has many sacred sites.

History

Lord Sri Krishna is associated with several religious places in Mathura and Vrindavan. It is said that Lord Krishna held Govardhan Hill on his little finger to save the town from the wrath of the god of rains Indra. There are many temples in this town Haridev Mandir, Daan-Ghati Mandir and Mukharbind. The temple god is another form of Lord Krishna. The town is also famous for its 21 kilometres long Parikrama of the very old hill called Govardhan. The parikrama procession is held in very high religious belief.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Nearest Highway: Mathura Road (Highway) and Located at a distance of 23 km to the west of Mathura Road

Nearest Railway Station :Mathura Railway Junction

By Air

Nearest Airpor: is Indra Gandhi International Airpot, New Delhi which is 147 km away from Mathura

Map

Giriraj Temple Mathura

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Extra Information

There are not many hotels available in Govardhan . Instead there are Dharmasalas and simple guest houses, where you can stay at low cost

Timings and Events
Events

One of the most important day in Goverdhan is Guru Poornima . On this day, Millions of devotees come to Goverdhan for parikrama.

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