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Govardhan

For the hill, see Govardhan hill

Govardhan () is a town and a nagar panchayat in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Geography

Govardhan is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 179 metres (587 feet).

Demographics

India census,[2] Govardhan had a population of 18,512. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Govardhan has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 52%. In Govardhan, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Overview

Krishna lifting the Govardhan Hill Govardhan famous for Holy Goverdhan Hill.There are many temple in this town Haridev Mandir, Daan-Ghati Mandir and Mukharbind. The temple god is another form of Lord Krishna. The town is also famous for its 21 kilometre long Parikrama of the a very old hill called Govardhan. The parikrama procession is held in very high religious belief. Its said that Lord Krishna held Govardhan Hill on his little finger to save the town from wrath of the god of rains Indra.

The town also houses Manasi-Ganga, a close ended lake. This is another pious place for the devotees visiting this town. On the banks of this lake, there are quite a few temples, one side of the lake shore now houses a regular marketplace. Being close-ended, pollution problem is rampant for the lake.

One of the most important day in Goverdhan is Guru Poornima (Also called "Mudia Poono"). On this day, Millions of devotees come to Goverdhan for parikrama.

Govardhan Temple About 22 kilometres from Mathura, the town is on the road link between Mathura and Deeg.

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References

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