Barsana is the most revered Hindu place in Braj Kshetra after Vrindavan.

Barsana
Barsana

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Welcome back to all my brainy readers who enjoy knowing about Hinduism and Spirituality. Here I am sharing a Travelog on my recent visit to the sacred Barsana, in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh.

Introduction

Barsana is popularly revered for being the birthplace of Shri Radha Rani (goddess Radha), consort of Lord Krishna. The place is the asset of Brij region as it holds the Radha Rani temple as the main attraction. The temple and the region attracts thousands of visitors every year.

My Journey to Blissful Barsana

I started my Journey with the sacred darshan of Lord Hanuman temple., It is believed that the blessings of Lord Hanuman before any journey saves from obstacles.

About Barsana

From here you head towards Barsana dham, a holy place in Brij. Barsana is a town in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. The place is famous as the birthplace of goddess Shri Radha. It has a sacred connection with Lord Krishna as Radha Rani is the main consort of Krishna.

Barsana is the part of pious 84 Kos (approx 252 km) brij Yatra, which is nestled around 50 km away from Mathura.

Radha Rani Temple

Radha Rani temple also known as Ladlee Mahal has history of 5000 years back when Lord Krishna and Radha performed Leela in Barsana. Even today one can feel the charm at Barsana, the true manifestation of love, sacrifice and spirituality. During my journey to this divine place, I felt the sacred aura and the sanctity of this place.

On the way to Radha Rani Temple, there is Gehvar Van, equipped with green trees. This place is believed to be created by Goddess Radha where she played with her friends. This place also holds a significance as Rasleela was done by Lord Krishna and Radha.

Further, moving ahead there is a famous Radha Rani Temple which is situated at a height of 252 m from Barsana village. The temple is a marvelous example of the rich architectural and cultural heritage of India. We ascended the 108 steps and reached Radha Rani Temple to have divine darshan of ladlee ji. We, Brijwasi call our lovely goddess Radha as Ladlee ju.

Highlights of Radha Rani Temple

  • Radha Rani Temple in Barsana is also known as Radha Rani ka Mahal or Barsane ki Ladli ka Mandir. As per the Hindu texts Radha Rani was born in Barsana 15 days after Krishna Janmashtami. The day is also known as Ashtami of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada aka Radha Ashtami.
  • The temple was built by King Veer Singh in 1675, which is 400 years old.
  • Originally, the temple was built by King Vajranbh (great grandson of Lord Krishna) 5000 years ago, beacause of loot by Mughals and timely depreciation, it was reconstructed by King Veer Singh . Additionally, the lost idol was searched by Narayan Bhatt (a disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu).
  • The place is also famous worldwide for its festivals celebrations like Holi, Radha Ashtami.
  • Lathmar Holi at Barsana is the most famous tourist attraction of this place as it attracts thousand of devotees and tourists from all across the world.
  • Apart from this, traditional touch of the colourful festvial can be seen as 7 days long clebrations in brij as Brij ki Holi.
  • People from all over the world visit here to witness the spiritual charm. Most of the devotees do parikrama or dandavati (parikrama by lying down on floor). Devotees return with extreme bliss and blessings from Radha Rani.

I also covered other main destinations during the journey include Radha Sarovar (Kund), Rangeeli Mahal and Maan Mandir as chief spots. The overall parikrama of Barsana is about ascending towards Radha Rani Temple through steps or Bhanugarh hill.

Timings

Morning : 5 AM to 1 PM

Evening : 5 PM to 9 PM

Mangala Aarti : 5 AM

Uththappan Aarti : 6 AM

Rajbhog Aarti : 1:30 PM

Uthapan : 4 PM

Sandhya Aarti : 7:30 PM

Shayan Aarti : 9 PM

How to Travel Shriji Temple, Barsana

Shriji is another name given to our beloved Radha Rani. Thus, we can travel to Barsana through given ways :

By Air: Nearest airport is Indhira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi. From here, one can avail the service of bus or train or taxi. however, there is airport at Agra (116 kms), working for few domestic flights.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Kosi Kala Junction Railway Station, 19 km away from Barsana. Also, one can reach here through Mathura Junction Railway Station ,well connected to major cities and metro cities of the country.

By Road: this majestic place ie well connected via roads to all the major cities. Apparntly, one reach here by taxi or cab via road as it is 50 kms away from Mathura. From Mathura Junction a bus and auto rickshaw services are available.

Summing up

You will truly enjoy the mesmerizing journey with the greenery throughout the way. It gives immense peace and pleasure alongwith sacred treasure. One can feel the sspiritual upliftment and blissful contentment after visiting this divine place.

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