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Goverdhan
 
Goverdhan
 

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

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.

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

 
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