Vrindavan the land of devotion and religious places.We have bought you information on these several other places.
The holy birth place of Sri Harivansh, the legend goes that Sri Vyas Mishra was accompanying Emperor on his march from Agra, his wife Tara, gave birth to a son at the Royal Army Camp at Baad, near Mathura; on 11th day (Ekadashi) Monday of 'Baisakh'(April-May) in the Samvat 1530 corresponding to 10th.
'Hith Harivansh Mahaprabhu’ lived his childhood in Deoband a place of peace and divinity. Once playing with his playmates; the ball fell in a deep well. Mahaprabhu jumped into the well and came out with a 'Shri Vigraha'(Lord's idol). The well still exists and 'Sriji' placed in the ancestral palace, at Deoband is widely known as "Sri Radha Navarangilala".Here at Deoband, once while asleep, Sri Radha gave Her Holy 'darshan' (vision) to Hith Harivansh Mahaprabhu in his dream and blessed Him with 'Mantra'(Holy couplet) under a 'peepal' tree. This tree still exists at Deoband in the precincts of temple.
It is a depiction of peace and serenity; the tiled marbles are engraved with scriptures. With stunted evergreen bushes which are regarded to be the sakhis of 'Sriji' in the legends and scriptures. Its uniqueness lies in maintaining the time distance for visitors as it is believed that till today 'Sriji' resides there with 'Sakhis'-friends and perform "Raas"(holy dance) at night hours. Evidence (dispersed ornaments) has proved this belief to be true enough to accept.
Very nearer to the Sri Radhavallabh Temple, towards Holy Yamuna, is Prabhu Vanchandraji ki Dol. Prabhu Goswami Vanchandraji was the eldest son of Sri Hit Harivansh Mahaprabhu. At this place "Ras Leelanukaran" (performance of various divine acts of Sri Radhikaji and Sri Krishna by devotional religious performers) could be witnessed daily. The place is revered by each and every devotee. The place is a must visited at the time of "Dadhi Kando" during Radhashtami, by the Goswamis.It is from this place that the Lord accompanied by Sri Radhikaji and 'Sakhis'-'friends' ride on the occasion of Holi.
This place possesses the power to enhance people a feeling of enlightenment legend hides the beauty of this place, as Sri Radha had once got annoyed from Sri Krishna and came to this place. It was here where Sri Krishna had pleased her and, since then it is called "Maansarovar"= 'Maan'-anger & 'sarovar'-refers to the lake beside the temple. The place is a wonderful spot to relax nerves of mental stress as the beauty of lake, nature, sounds of birds around is a rare combination to locate.
One of the first places, where 'Sri Hit Harivansh Mahaprabhu' reached on his arrival at Vrindavan with Sri Radhavallabh, is hardly two kilometers away from the Main Temple. In lush green environment on the bank of Holy Yamuna in the Parikrama Marg (circumrotation path), the place has foot prints of Sri Mahaprabhu, where the Lord came and rested under the canopy of trees and creepers.
This place is related to Sri Hith Harivansh Mahaprabhu's disciple Gowswami Haridasji the founder of Banke Bihari Temple.It was here in the lush greens of NidhiVan Haridsji dug out the idol of Kunj Bihari after the blessings Of Shri Hith Harivansh Mahaprabhu the founder of Radhavallabh Sampradaya.
Old Temple, reservedly called as "Sri Hit Mandir" by the devotees, is by the side of main gates of the present temple. This temple built in red sandstone, has long attracted favorable attention from visiting archaeologists and art historians. This temple is an exquisite building and of special architectural interest as the last example of the early eclectic style of the sixteenth century. Wilson noted an inscription over the gateway of this temple that now no longer exists, that it was in 1585 A.D., when this temple was constructed. This is adjacent to Radhavallabh Temple in Vrindavan.
Shri Swami Haridas was once blessed and hence ‘ Kunj bihari ji’ appeared in Nidhivan. The deity of ‘Kunj Bihariji’ was hence transferred to newly constructed temple in 1864 with the contribution of Goswamis and further named as Bankey Bihari Lal. It is the second most ancient temple of Vrindavan.