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A town on the site of an ancient forest which is the region where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. It lies in the Braj region. Vrindavan (About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the site of a forested region, where, according to the Mahabharata, Krishna spent his childhood days.

The town is about 10 km away from Mathura, the city of Lord Krishna's birthplace, near the Agra-Delhi highway. The town hosts hundreds of temples dedicated to the worship of Radha and Krishna and is considered sacred by a number of religious traditions such as Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Vaishnavism, and Hinduism in general. Govindadev temple, Gopinath temple and Ranganath Mandir are the most prominent and popular places in the town.

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