|The Birthplace of Goddess Radha
|India Uttar Pradesh
|Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
|Braj Bhasha dialect
Barsana is a historical town and nagar panchayat in the Mathura district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Barsana is believed to be the birthplace and home of the Hindu goddess Radha, the chief consort of Krishna. It is in the Braj region. The main attraction of the town is Radha Rani Temple.
Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, Govardhan are nearby cities which are all connected to Krishna and attract huge amount of devotees every year. Barsana is part of the Krishna circuit (Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, Govardhan, Kurukshetra, Dwarka and Bhalka).
India census, Barsana had a population of 9215. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barsana has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 66% of the males and 34% of females literate. 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- Radha Rani Temple, the main attraction of Barsana
- Bhanusarovar - Water pond dedicated to Vrishabhanu, father of goddess Radha
- Chaturbhuj (temples of Nimbarka Sampradaya) and Brajeshwar Mahadev (temple dedicated to Shiva)
- Ravari Kund, Pavari Kund, Tilak Kund, Mohini Kund, Lalita Kund and Dohani Kund
- There are also other temples dedicated to Vrishbhanu and Balarama
- Sankhari Khor
- Rangeeli Mahal
- Kirti Mandir
- Maan Mandir
- Shri Radha Kushal Bihari Temple
- Daan Bihari Temple Barsana is one of the most important pilgrimage center, which enchants pilgrims and devotees with the performances based on the life events of Radha and her consort Krishna. The significant places include -
Barsana is well connected by roads. One has to follow state highways to get to this town/city.
140 km from New Delhi
130 km from Gurgaon
100 km from Agra
40 km from Mathura
08 km from Nandgaon
20 km from Goverdhan
- BDB/Vrindavan is on the Mathura-Vrindavan MG link.
- VRBD/Vrindavan Road is on the Agra-Delhi chord.
Nearest Airports are Agra Airport and New Delhi International Airport.