Places & Temples to visit in Nandgaon

Nandgaon

Nandgaon is located about 8.5 km to the north of Barsana. Nandgaon is located about 50 Kms on the north west of Mathura. This place is named after Krishna’s foster father Nand ji and mother Yashoda who had their permanent residence built at this place after moving from Gokul. During his kumara-Lilas (youth pastimes) Krishna lived in this village of Nandgaon along with his foster parents. It’s believed that after the disturbances created by the demons sent by Kansa to kill Krishna, Nand Raeji left Gokul and shifted to Nandgaon after staying for some time at Chhatikara, Dig and Kamyavan. This Village of Nandgaon is located on the top of Nandishwar hill. Nandraeji, the king of the cowherd men built his palace at the top of the Nandishvar hill and all the cowherd men built their houses at the foot surrounding the hill.
As per Indian convictions, Nandgaon is the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood here amid the age of 7 to 10 alongside his Foster father Nanda Baba and mother Yashoda. His foster father dad, who was likewise the chief person of the town, built his home here, on a vast slope, to protect Lord Krishna from the evil presences sent by King Kamsa. Nanda Maharaja and different gwalas (milk sellers) chose to move here from Gokul due to the turbulence caused by evil presences that were endeavoring to slaughter Krishna.
Nandishvar means ‘the lord of Nandi’, and is another name of the supreme lord Shiva. Thus, the name Nandishvar is derived its existence from the personality of Lord Shiva who is believed to reside here in the form of hill relishing the transcendental pastimes of Lord Krishna. According to Hindu epics, once Lord Shiva performed the severe austerities to please Lord Krishna and asked him for the benediction of witnessing the childhood and youth pastimes of Lord Krishna. Pleased by Shiva’s prayers, Lord Krishna instructed him to stay at this place in Vrindavan in the form of hill. Thus lord Shiva took the form of Nandishvar hill and resided here at Nandgaon thus enjoying the transcendental pastimes of Lord Krishna. Nandgaon is considered as one of the sub-forest or Upvans of Vrindavan and comes within the boundaries of Vrindavan. It is the place where the father (Parjanya) of Nand Raeji lived along with his family earlier, but because of the terror caused by Keshi demon he had moved to Gokul. Nandgaon is having many temples dedicated to the pastimes of Lord Krishna.
Some of the sacred temples to visit in Nandgaon are:

Nanda Bhavan or Nandagram Temple -

Nandigram is situated 50km northwest of the town of Vrindavan. The Nandagram Temple is over the hill. There are two black marble Deities of Krishna and Balarama in this sanctuary. As an afterthought sacred place, there is a Siva-linga called Nandeswar, who is said to have been introduced by Vajranabha.
At the base of the hill is a Narasimha Temple. Nanda Maharaja worshiped the Narasimha and Varaha Deities that are found in this sanctuary. Near this place is a yogurt pot utilized by mother Yasoda.

Nadisvara Temple -

Nandishvar means ‘the lord of Nandi’, and is another name of the supreme lord Shiva. Thus, the name Nandishvar is derived its existence from the personality of Lord Shiva who is believed to reside here in the form of hill relishing the transcendental pastimes of Lord Krishna. According to Hindu epics, once Lord Shiva performed the severe austerities to please Lord Krishna and asked him for the benediction of witnessing the childhood and youth pastimes of Lord Krishna. Pleased by Shiva’s prayers, Lord Krishna instructed him to stay at this place in Vrindavan in the form of hill. Thus lord Shiva took the form of Nandishvar hill and resided here at Nandgaon thus enjoying the transcendental pastimes of Lord Krishna. Nandgaon is considered as one of the sub-forest or Upvans of Vrindavan and comes within the boundaries of Vrindavan. It is the place where the father (Parjanya) of Nand Raeji lived along with his family earlier, but because of the terror caused by Keshi demon he had moved to Gokul. Nandgaon is having many temples dedicated to the pastimes of Lord Krishna.
As an afterthought, a holy place of the Nandagram Temple there is a Siva-linga called (Nandisvara), who is said to have been introduced by Vajranabha. This linga of Lord Siva lives everlastingly in Nandagram performing bhajan (venerate) to Sri Lord Krishna. This is one of the five presiding Siva-lingas of Braja. These Siva-lingas shields the divine and sacred dhama from any irritating components.

Pavana Sarovara -

Pavana Sarovara is a lake, situated at the base of Nandagram Hill. Mother Yasoda used to bathe Lord Krishna here. Radharani would come to cook for Krishna each morning on the bank of this kund. There is a well here from which Srimati Radharani drew water when she would cook for Krishna.
This is said to be one of Lord Krishna's most loved lakes. Krishna would come here after the dairy animals would come back from eating and give the cows a shower. Local people trust that one who washes in Pavana Sarovara Lake will see Krishna there, alongside Nanda and Yashoda and every one of his desires to be satisfied.

Charan Pahari -

It is believed that Charan Pahari has the impression of Krishna's feet. Charan Pahari is situated on the southwest side of Nandagram, near the street that goes to Kamyavana. This place is a 1 km from Pavana Sarovara in Nandagaon of Mathura District.
Indeed, even today, one can see these impressions unmistakably. The stones on the close-by slope where his companions were playing and the calves were brushing likewise softened, leaving impressions of their feet and hooves.