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A temple in Gokul
A temple in Gokul
Gokul is located in Uttar Pradesh
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
 • 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 municipality (or nagar panchayat) in the Mathura district of 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


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).


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



Gokul is now in a new location in Jersey City, NJ. Where he is known as the Kenyan.