In Photos: The Life and Times of the Temple Town of Vrindavan
The temple town of Vrindavan, one of the holiest places in the world, is situated at the heartland of Braj region in western Uttar Pradesh. Braj is not a geographical arena, but a cultural term collectively referring to Barsana, Gokul, Nandgaon, Mathura and Vrindavan.
The author visited the place during the festival of Holi that is celebrated for over a month in the Braj region. In this photo essay, the author has attempted to showcase the contributions of the ‘Benaras Gharana’ in the celebration of Holi and its practices revolving around Lord Krishna.
The author has taken the portraiture approach by showing the people, including foreigners who have left their countries, and early life to take up Hinduism and have settled in Vrindavan permanently.