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Barsana is located in Uttar Pradesh
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
 • 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]


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, spent her childhood in Barsana.[2][better source needed]


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.


  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.