Vrindavan

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Vrindavan
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Vrindavan is located in Uttar Pradesh
Vrindavan
Vrindavan
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°35′N 77°42′E / 27.58°N 77.7°E / 27.58; 77.7Coordinates: 27°35′N 77°42′E / 27.58°N 77.7°E / 27.58; 77.7
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mathura
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 63,005
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 281121

Vrindavan (About this sound pronunciation ) is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Etymology

Kesi Ghat on the Yamuna river

History

Vrindavan has an ancient past, associated with Hindu history, and is an important Hindu pilgrimage site.

Geography

Vrindavan is located at 27°35′N 77°42′E / 27.58°N 77.7°E / 27.58; 77.7.[2] It has an average elevation of 170 metres (557 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Vrindavan had a population of 56,618. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Vrindavan has an average literacy rate of 65%, lower than the national average of 74.04%.[4] In Vrindavan, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The number of females is 24,200 including 13% who are under 6 years of age.

Religious heritage

Rangaji Temple, 1949

Temples

See also

References

  1. ^ Census of India
  2. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Vrindavan". 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Jayant Pandurang Nayaka, Syed Nurullah (1974). A students' history of education in India (1800–1973) (6 ed.). Macmillan. 
  5. ^ http://uptourism.gov.in/pages/top/explore/top-explore-mathura---vrindavan/govind-dev-temple
  6. ^ "Red Stone Temple". 
  7. ^ "The history of Sri Radha Raman Temple". 
  8. ^ "Radhavallabh Temple website". 
  9. ^ Usha Nilsson (1997), Mira bai, Sahitya Akademi, ISBN 978-8126004119, pages 1-15
  10. ^ Usha Nilsson (1997), Mira bai, Sahitya Akademi, ISBN 978-8126004119, pages 16-17
  11. ^ John S Hawley (2005), Three Bhakti Voices: Mirabai, Surdas and Kabir in Their Times and Ours, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0195670851, pages 128-130
  12. ^ "Banke-Bihari Temple website". 
  13. ^ "Prem Mandir". 
  14. ^ "Kripaluji Maharaj's Prem Mandir will be inaugurated on 17 February". Aaj Ki Khabar. 
  15. ^ http://www.iskconvrindavan.com
  16. ^ http://www.brajdarshan.in/garud-gobind
  17. ^ "ISKCON to build world's tallest temple at Mathura from today". 

External links

Vrindavan travel guide from Wikivoyage

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