Shri Akrur Dham – Akrur Ghat, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Shri Akrur Dham – Akrur Ghat, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

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 wasn’t 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 the sun for few minutes. Surya Grahan (solar eclipse) occurred. Lord Krishna requested Akrur to bath within Yamuna as currently solar eclipse is going-on. While bathing Akrur saw the 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 was God himself. Thus a temple was built at this location named as Akrur Dham – Akrur ghat.

It is believed having the bath within river Yamuna during Kartik Poornima and during Solar Eclipse is as equal as having the bath and visit to Kurukshetra. In the year 1515 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during the bath within Yamuna river at this very location had feelings as equal as Akrur.

17th March Holi will be celebrated. 17th April Hanuman Jayanti – said the priest. Very informative – said I and we proceeded towards Dwarkadhish temple to further continuing our journey.

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