Next stop for ‘Braj Chaurasi Kos Yatra’ after visiting Bhatrod Bihari ji is Shri Akrur Dham.
Kansa ordered Akrur (cousin uncle of Krishna) to bring Krishna and Balarama to Mathura. Akrur along with Lord Krishna and Balarama stopped his chariot at this location near Jamuna river. During that time Akrur realized he is not doing a good act because the moment they will reach Mathura Kansa will kill both brothers. This thought of Akrur was known by Lord Krishna and he stopped Sun for few minutes. Surya Grahan ( solar eclipse ) occured. Lord Krishna requested Akrur to bath within Yamuna as currently solar eclipse is going-on. While bathing Akrur saw chariot all around within Yamuna outside Yamuna. He was confused. At that moment Lord Krishna showed him his Chaturbhuji roop. Akrur then realized the child is God himself. Thus a temple was built at this location named as Akrur Dham – Akrur ghat.
It is believed having bath within river Yamuna during Kartik Poornima and during Solar Eclipse is as equal as having bath and visit to Kurukshetra. In the year 1515 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during bath within Yamuna river at this very location had feelings as equal as Akrur.
17 th March Holi will be celebrated. 17 th April Hanuman Jayanti – said the priest. Very informative – said I and we proceed towards Dwarkadhish temple to further continuing our journey.