Barsana

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Barsana
city
Barsana is located in Uttar Pradesh
Barsana
Barsana
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°39′N 77°23′E / 27.65°N 77.38°E / 27.65; 77.38Coordinates: 27°39′N 77°23′E / 27.65°N 77.38°E / 27.65; 77.38
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mathura
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,215
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Barsana (Hindi: बरसाना) is a town and a nagar panchayat in the Mathura district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located at 27°39′N 77°23′E / 27.65°N 77.38°E / 27.65; 77.38.[1]

History[edit]

Temple in Barsana, dedicated to the workship of Radha and Krishna

It is a village near Mathura. Stories from the Hindu tradition relating to the deity, Krishna indicate that his favorite gopi, known as Radha, was born in Barsana and also spent her childhood here.[2][better source needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Barsana had a population of 9215. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barsana has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 66% of the males and 34% of females literate. 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Barsana
  2. ^ Bharat Online "Barsana that is surrounded by hills from four sides is actually the birthplace of Radha, the consort of Krishna"
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.