THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME PLACES IN THE
Krishna-Balaram Vriksa : At Ramanreti in Vrindavan, a Yamajtree stands on the Parikrama Marg and it is called Krishna-Balaram-vriksa. Its root is one, but trunks are two. One trunk iswhite and another is dark.
Varaha Ghat : The Varaha Ghat is 0.5 km ahead from Krishna-Balaram Vriksa. At this place, Lord Sri Krshna showed His formof Varaha to His friends, the Gopas. Previously, River Yamunaflowed through this ghat. In the Gautama's ashram located here,the deity of Varaha Deva is worshipped.
Madan Ter : Ahead of Varaha Ghat on the right side of theParikrama Marg is the place Madan Ter. Once Krishna was playingwith the Gopis when Madan came to Vrindavan and tried to attractLord Krishna and influence Him. Nevertheless, seeing the mostattractive, distinguished and beautiful transcendental form ofKrishna, he himself was so attracted to Krishna that he fainted!This pastime of Lord Krishna happened at Madan Ter. Krishna isknown as Madan Mohan, one who attracts even the Cupid.
Kaliya Ghat : Approximately 1 km ahead of Madan Ter is KaliyaGhat located on the right of Parikrama Marg. This is also calledKaliya-Hrada. This is a bathing ghat on the bank of River Yamuna,but now Yamuna has gone away from here. Kaliya serpent wasliving here in Yamuna. Krishna playfully subdued Kaliya bydancing upon his heads. A old Kadamba tree stands here. TheKadamba tree is believed to be the same from which Krishnajumped off to chastise Kaliya. This Kadamba tree is at least fivethousand years old and it witnessed the pastimes of Krishna.
Madan Mohan Mandir : Moving ahead a little bit from KaliyaGhat through the Parikrama Marg, we reach the Madan MohanMandir, located on the right side. Established by SanatanaGoswami, it is one of the seven temples built in Vrindavan by theGoswamis, the followers of Lord Chaitanya. The original MadanMohan Deity was discovered by Advaita Acarya and he laterentrusted it to his disciple, Purusottama Chaube, who later gaveit to Sanatana Goswami, who installed it in this Temple. The
original Deities were moved from Vrindavan to Jaipur to Karoliin Rajasthan.
Sanatana Goswami's Samadhi : Sanatana Goswami's samadhiis behind the courtyard of the Madan Mohan Mandir. Behind thesamadhi is the Granth Samadhi, which contains some of theoriginal manuscripts of the Goswamis.
Imlitala : Near the Chir Ghat on the bank of Yamuna is Imlitala,where stands an old imli vriksh. About 500 years ago, SriChaitanya Mahaprabhu performed japa and took darshan ofYamuna sitting below this tree.
Shringar Vat : Close to Imlitala is the place known as ShringarGhat.
Chir Ghat : On the bank of Yamuna lies one of the most importantbathing places known as Chir Ghat. Here, Krishna had once stolethe garments of the Gopis.
Keshi Ghat : Ahead of Chir Ghat on the east is Keshi Ghat. It isthe most important bathing ghat of Vrindavan. Here, Lord Krishnakilled the demon Keshi, who came as a horse.
Dhir Samir : Ahead on the east of Keshi Ghat lies Dhir Samir,where Krishna played flute climbing on the vamshivata.Influenced by listening to the sweet music of His flute, Yamunastood still, wind did not blow, and birds stopped chirping.Jagannath Mandir : In the Parikrama Marg, on the east of DhirSamir, there is an old Jagannath Mandir.
Chaitanya Kuti : Close to Pani Ghat lies Chaitanya kuti, a famousplace for the followers of Gaudiya Vaisnavas. With great honour,the devotees are served here. The Vaisnavas here enthusiasticallyengage in bhajan always.
Shyama Kuti : This is a famous small temple.
Chaitanya Vat : In the Parikrama Marg, there is an old vatavriksa.Chaitanya Mahaprabhu rested at the shade of this tree andtherefore this place is also called Chaitanya Baithak.
Gore Dauji : Located 0.5 km east of Atalla Chungi on theParikrama Marg is Dauji Temple, where a beautiful Deity of Dauji(Lord Balaram) is installed. Here, Vaisnav devotees are welcomedand treated well. Together with the temple is a big goshala as
Atalla Chungi : The conjoining place of Vrindavan ParikramaMarg and Vrindavan-Mathura Marg is called Atalla Chungi andit is located on the southern end of Vrindavan.
Radheshyam Kup : Along the Parikrama Marg at Ramanreti,there is an old well and it is known as Radheshyam Kup.