Gokul

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Gokul
city
A temple in Gokul
A temple in Gokul
Gokul is located in Uttar Pradesh
Gokul
Gokul
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°27′N 77°43′E / 27.45°N 77.72°E / 27.45; 77.72Coordinates: 27°27′N 77°43′E / 27.45°N 77.72°E / 27.45; 77.72
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mathura
Elevation 163 m (535 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 4,041
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
For the Jat chieftain, see Gokula.
For the Mumbai restaurant, see Gokul (restaurant)
For Gokul Krishna Temple, see Gokul Krishna Temple

Gokul is a nagar panchayat in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 15 km south-east of Mathura. Hindus believe that Lord Krishna spent his childhood in Gokula.

In Vedic Scripture[edit]

Krishna dances over the subdued Kaliya Naag in river Yamuna, while seen on the banks are people of Gokula, Krishna's father Nanda Baba and his brother Balarama

Geography[edit]

Gokul is located at 27°27′N 77°43′E / 27.45°N 77.72°E / 27.45; 77.72.[1] It has an average elevation of 163 metres (534 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Gokul had a population of 4041. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Gokul has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 49%. In Gokul, 18% of the population is under 8 years of age.

Krishna dancing on Kaliya Nag(Snake), Prem Mandir Vrindavan

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