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What is Braj ?
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Braj is located 115 Kms from Delhi on the Delhi – Agra national highway
The entire region lies well within the Golden triangle of
Delhi – Jaipur – Agra


Braj is not just Vrindavan

Braj is not just Mathura or Vrindavan alone as is popularly believed by devotees from all over the world.
The entire expanse of 84 – Kos periphery around Vrindavan is Braj.
The region spans across the Mathura district of UP, Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and Faridabad district of Haryana.
The entire region has over 1300 villages, each of which are associated with one or the other Krishna leelas. Their very names refer to their connection with Krishna.
What's special about Braj ?
Braj is the land of Lord Krishna, the propouner of world famous Srimad Bhagvad Gita.

Krishna appeared in Mathura some 5000 years ago and performed his innumerable pastimes all over the region till the age of 11.

More than 600 villages of Braj are associated with His various leelas. All this makes the entire region of Braj sacred for millions of Vaishnavites all over the world.

Braj has a 5000 year old cultural heritage of unbroken continuity

Since the advent of Krishna 5000 years ago, the culture of Braj has been sustained despite innumerable onslaughts.

Braj offers round the years festivity. Every day there is a colorfull festival in Braj.

If Srimad Bhagvad Gita can be summarised in one sentence as "Nishkaam Karmayog" (selfless work), Braj culture can be defined as "Simplification of Divine".

The Supreme personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna is considered to be the founder of this culture.

The principles of simple living and high thinking and that of optimal consumption have nowhere been exemplified as that in Braj.

Predominantly a cow based economy, Brajwasis have carried on their age old cultural and spiritual ethos.

Braj : A culture of forests & hills
In the 10th chapter, 24 canto and 24th verse of Srimad Bhagvatam, Krishna says to Nand Baba:

“The cities, the cultured lands nor the villages their houses are ours, we are the forest people dear father, we always live in the forests and on the hills."

Braj is predominantly a forest culture. In Brajbhaktivilas there is a mention of over 137 transcidental dense groves on both flanks of Yamuna.

Braj is predominantly a rural society
Braj culture is predominantly rural in nature. Agriculture & animal husbandry have been the primary vocation of Brajwasis since ages.

The villages of Braj offer a unique colourful experience. The simple kind hearted Brajwasis are superb hosts. They pour their hearts to the visitors. It was this simplicity and soft heartedness that they indebted even the Supreme personality of Godhead - Krishna.

Mud houses with thatched roof, a tulsi plant in the courtyard, women drawing water out of the wells and carrying their pots on heads, cooking of chapatis on chulhas, churning of curd are some of the typical scenes one would find in the villages of Braj.

Towards evening, the Brajwasis have bhajans, kirtans and dance glorifying the innumerable pastimes of Radha & Krishna.

50 million pilgrims & tourists come to Braj annually
Braj is visited by over 5 crore pilgrims annually. They come to pay their obeisances in the various temples of Braj like Bankey Bihari temple, Radha Vallabh temple, Radha Raman temple, Radha Damodar temple, Rang ji temple at Vrindavan, Nandmahal in Nandgaon, Shriji Mandir in Barsana, Dauji Mandir in Baldev, temples of Kamyvan etc.

They perform various parikramas in different parts like that of Giriraj Goverdhan; Vrindavan etc. or of whole Braj.