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Sacred Geography associated with Sri Krishna


(A) Mountains:

Sri Krishna lifting the Govardhana Hillगोवर्धन (Govardhana): Sri Krishna told the inhabitants of Vraja to worship the Govardhana Hill since it provides sustenance to them. Sri Krishna lifted the Govardhana Hill to shelter the people of Vraja when Indradeva unleashed heavy rain on them.


(B) Forests:

The 12 principal forests of Mathura Mandala are (Refer to the Sloka):

Radha-Krishna Sri Krishna and Vrindavana forest 1. भद्रवन (Bhadravana)
2. श्रीवन (Shrivana)
3. लोहवन (Lohavana)
4. भाण्डीरवन (Bhandiravana)
5. महावन (Mahavana): Nanda Maharaj saw Sri Krishna killing demon Trinavarta at Brihadvana. (Srimad Bhagavatam - Skanda 10 - 7)
6. तालवन (Talavana): Sri Krishna and Balarama killed Dhenukasura and other ass-demons at Talavana. (Srimad Bhagavatam - Skanda 10 - 15)
7. खदीरवन (Khadiravana)
8. बकुलवन (Bakulavana)
9. कुमुदवन (Kumudavana)
10. काम्यवन (Kamyavana)
11. मधुवन (Madhuvana): Child Dhruva performed penance in Madhuvana. (Srimad Bhagavatam - Skanda 4 - 8)
12. वृन्दावन (Vrindavana): Sri Krishna performed his Rasa Leelas in the Vrindavana Forest. The location of Vrindavana forest is mentioned as between Nandeshwara and Mahavana. (Srimad Bhagavatam - Skanda 10 - 11)


(C) Rivers:

यमुना (Yamuna): River Yamuna flows through Vraja Mandala

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