Raman Reti

Raman Reti

  • Mathura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India

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Raman Reti, Mathura Overview

Dotted with enormous temples and sacred spots with respect to Lord Krishna, Mathura is thronged by the devotees from all over the globe. One of the revered places in Gokul (birthplace of Lord Krishna) is Raman Reti. The word ‘Raman’ means ‘to play’ and ‘Reti’ denotes sand and the sand of this sacred place is blessed by the feet of Laddu Gopal (baby Krishna). Being a spot used by Lord Krishna for doing playful activities with his elder brother BLord Balram and friends, Raman Reti holds high regard in the hearts of Braj people. It is also believed that Lord Krishna used to meet Radhaji in Raman Reti before heading to Vrindavan with her.

 

Things to do in Raman Reti, Gokul

 

The playground of Lord Krishna, which even witnessed some of the miracles performed by the almighty, is indeed a treat to many. There are some arresting activities in which you can engage yourself on your visit-

 

• Deer and bird Sanctuary-

 

Witness the flora and fauna of this enchanting sanctuary nestled close to the spot of Raman Reti. This sanctuary accommodates a number of deers, emus, and swans that eat and play. The sight of ducks and swans floating the ponds is a true delight for the visitors.

 

• Shri Udaseen Karshni Ashram-

 

This Ashram has a large pool which is widely used for bathing purpose. It is located adjacent to the Seer and bird Sanctuary in Raman Reti. It holds Raman Bihariji Temple which accommodates the glorious statue of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radhaji. Devotees from all over the globe visit this temple to offer prayers to the Lord.

 

Apart from the above-mentioned spots, Raman Reti is dotted with some more places that excite the visitors, like Krishna Balarama Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Radha Krishna Temple, and a shrine.

 

History

 

It is believed that Sain Gyandasji Maharaj founded Raman Reti. He used to meditate and offer prayers to the Lord in the shrine developed by him.

 

Important facts and Trivia about-

 

• Raman Reti is developed in the form of a village and has a number of residential houses. Most of the sages in Mathura reside in these complexes.

• Before 1978, the whole of Raman Reti was filled with sand and was dotted with a number of Peepal and Kadamb trees. It is believed that Lord Krishna used to climb the Kadamb trees and play the melodious flute by sitting on the branches.

• A few kilometers from the Raman Reti is a place named Mahavan, where the popular Muslim poet Rakshan is buried. The profound devotion of Rakshan for Lord Krishna is well-famous and talked about in Braj.

 

Other places to visit near Raman Reti-

 

• Significant temples in Mathura and Vrindavan-

The whole of Mathura Vrindavan is dotted with a plethora of temples devoted to Lord Krishna and Radhaji. These are not to be missed on your visit to Raman Reti. Some of the include ISKON temple, Shri Banke Bihariji Temple, Prem Mandir, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Shri Krishna Jamanbhoomi, Dwarakadheesh Temple, and much more. The city of Gokul also holds a number of small and intricate temples constructed in the devotion of Lord Krishna.

 

• Govardhan Pilgrimage-

 

Govardhan town is widely visited for the famous Govardhan hill, which was lifted by the Lord using just his little finger. Devotees visiting from all over the world, perform 21 parikramas of this hill.

 

So, Raman Reti, Gokul is a must-visit place for the Krishna-lovers.

 

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