Reminiscing the Divine Virtue of the Holy Town of Vrindavan

Vishal Chauhan, 14/05/2019
Reminiscing the Divine Virtue of the Holy Town of Vrindavan

The temple town of Vrindavan, one of the holiest places in the world, is situated at the heartland of Braj region in western Uttar Pradesh. Braj is not a geographical arena, but a cultural term collectively referring to Barsana, Gokul, Nandgaon, Mathura and Vrindavan.

The author visited the place during the festival of Holi that is celebrated for over a month in the Braj region. In this photo essay, the author has attempted to showcase the contributions of the ‘Benaras Gharana’ in the celebration of Holi and its practices revolving around Lord Krishna.

The author has taken the portraiture approach by showing the people, including foreigners who have left their countries, and early life to take up Hinduism and have settled in Vrindavan permanently.

 Vrindavan and the idea of Krishna worship attracts tourists and devotees  from all over the world.

Vrindavan and the idea of Krishna worship attracts tourists and devotees from all over the world.(Photo: Divyanshu Nijhara/The Quint)