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Sri Krishna and Vrindavana forest Sri Krishna kills demon Bakasura Sri Krishna subdues serpent Kaliya Kaliya Ghat, Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Chir Ghat, Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Sri Krishna Rasa Leela Sevakunj, Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Nidhivan, Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Bhuteshwar Mahadev temple, Mathura district, Uttar PradeshMeditation: I meditate on Sri Krishna, performing the Raasa Leela with the Gopis, in the forests of Vrindavan, making the environment overflow with bliss with the melody of his flute.

Vrindavan: Vrindavan is the place where Sri Krishna enacted many of His divine leelas including the famous Raasa Leela. Vrindavan is a Divya Desam and also a Shakti Peetha.

Thiruvaipadi Divya Desam: Gokul and Vrindavan together is one of the 108 Divya Desams identified with the Thiruvaipadi Divya Desam.

Vrindavan Shakti Peetha: Devi Uma temple of Vrindavan is a Shakti Peetha identified with the Vrindavan Shakti Peetha mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya Tantra.

Puranic Events: Srimad Bhagavatam describes various leelas of Sri Krishna at Vrindavan. They are as follows:
1. Sri Krishna kills a demon in Vrindavana who had assumed the form of a calf. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.11)
2. Sri Krishna kills demon Bakasura. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.11)
3. Sri Krishna kills demon Aghasura. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.12)
4. Sri Krishna plays with the cowherd boys in Vrindavan. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15)
5. Sri Krishna and Balarama kills Dhenukasura and other ass-demons. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15)
6. Sri Krishna frees the river Yamuna from the poisonous serpent Kaliya. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.16)
7. Sri Krishna and Balarama eliminates demon Pralamba. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.18)
8. Sri Krishna swallows forest fire. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.19)
9. Sri Krishna steals the garments of the gopis. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.22)
10. Sri Krishna performs the dance of Rasa with the gopis. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.33)

Places to see:
- Kaliya Ghat: The place where Sri Krishna subdued serpent Kaliya is identified with the Kaliya Ghat of Vrindavan. The river Yamuna has drifted over the centuries and does not flow near this ghat any more.

- Chir Ghat: The place where Sri Krishna stole the clothes of the gopis is identified with Chir Ghat in Vrindavan. There is an ancient tree in Chir Ghat which people believe to be the same tree which Krishna climbed and hid the clothes of the gopis.

- Sevakunj and Nidhivan: Sevakunj and Nidhivan groves are identified with the places where Sri Krishna enjoyed His pastimes with the gopis and performed Rasa Leela. Previously both are likely to have been part of a single forest. It is believed that every night Sri Krishna and Radharani still come here to enjoy their divine pastimes. Both places have a Rang Mahal which serves as a resting place after the divine leela. Sevakunj has a Lalitha Kund created by Sri Krishna to quench the thirst of Lalitha, a companion of Sri Radha. Nidhivan similarly has Vishakha Kund. Nidhivan has the samadhi of saint Haridas who composed and sung many songs on Sri Krishna.

• Vrindavan is located in the Vrindavan district of Uttar Pradesh.

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