It is the place where Krishna and Balarama came with the cowherd boys
to play daily, and also the meeting place of Krishna and Radharani every
night, before going to Brindavan to enjoy their pastimes.
Nidhivana is the place where Radha and Krishna are said to have taken
rest after dancing and other conjugal affairs. There is a small temple
here known as the 'sleeping temple', which has a bed, where Radha and
Krishna are said to take rest in, after enjoying their pastimes here.
The Samadhi of Haridasa Swami is near the entrance of Nidhivana. He was
a contemporary of the six Gosvamis, and he discovered the Banke Bihari
Deity here. He was born in 1535 in Haridaspur (Kol-Aligah). His father
married the daughter of a brahmana from the village of Raipur, which is
near Vrindavana. When he was 25, he took sannyasa. Tansen the famous
court musician of Emperor Akbar, in the 16th century, was from
Nidhivana, and a favorite student of Haridas. .
There are basically three types of samadhis in Brindavana. They are
full body, pushpa samadhi, and smriti (memory). Normally a samadhi is
placed near a temple or where a devotee did his bhajana. It is said that
Jiva Gosvami did bhajana in the exact same place as where his samadhi is
located. Lokanatha Gosvami, Bhugarbha Gosvami and Prabodhananda Gosvami
all did bhajana at the places where their samadhis are located.
The beautiful Yamuna, India's most sacred river flows through the
transcendental land of Brindavana. From Yamunotri, the Yamuna flows
south until it reaches Delhi. It then flows to Braja Mandala through
Vrindavana and Mathura. From there it goes through Agra and eventually
merges with the Ganges and the underground Saraswati at Prayag
(Allahabad). The main reason it is so sacred is because it flows through
Vrindavana and Mathura, and was thus intimately connected to Lord
Krishna's pastimes. A bath in this river is said to be one hundred times
more purifying than a bath in the Ganges. The traditional bathing place
of most pilgrims is at Kesi ghata, where Lord Krishna bathed after
killing the Kesi demon.
Vrindavan tours highlight the sightseeing destinations in Vrindavan city of India.