Places & Temples to visit in Baldeo
Located about 25 kilometers from the city of Mathura, there is a small town known as Baldev which originates its name from the famous temple of Baldev or Dauji (elder brother) located in the centre of the town. Near to the temple there is an eighty yards square tank built up of bricks known by the name of Ksheersagar or Balbhadra Kund after Lord Balram. The Gosain Gokulnath was told by the god in his dream about the deity of lord Baldev being concealed in the Kund. Search was made and a large beautiful deity about 7 feet high made up of black stone was found from the Kund. This deity of Balram is believed to have been established by king Vajranabh about 5000 years ago. During the course of time the deity was lost and Pratibhu Vigraha (replica) of the original deity now worshipped in the Dauji temple. Dauji is famously known for its holi celebrations known by the name of Huranga where devotees from all parts of the world come to play colours with lord Dauji (Balram). It is basically celebrated on the 2nd day of the dark fortnight in the month of Chaitra (March-April). Baldev has its spiritual reverence due to its Dauji temple and Ksheersagar Kund.