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Govardhan
Govardhan
Location of Govardhan
in Uttar Pradesh and India
Coordinates 27°30′N 77°28′E / 27.5°N 77.47°E / 27.5; 77.47
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District(s) Mathura
Population 18,512 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

179 m (587 ft)
For the hill, see Govardhan hill

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

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Geography

Govardhan is located at 27°30′N 77°28′E / 27.5°N 77.47°E / 27.5; 77.47[1]. It has an average elevation of 179 metres (587 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census[2], Govardhan had a population of 18,512. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Govardhan has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 52%. In Govardhan, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Overview

Krishna lifting the Govardhan Hill

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.

Govardhan Temple

About 22 kilometres from Mathura, the town is on the road link between Mathura and Deeg. [[ Place To Live MAHESWARI BHAWAN, DAAN GHATI, BADI PARIKRARMA MARG, GOVERDAHAN (MATHURA) Phone: 0565 2815832, CEL 9410042172. 20 AIRCONDITIONED DOUBLE BEDED ROOM, 60 AIRCOOLED ROOMS ONE BIG SATSANG HALL WITH 250 PEOPLE CAPACITY AND VERY GOOD FOODING FACILITY VEGETARIAN ONLY]]

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