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
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictMathura
Elevation
163 m (535 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total4,041
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-85

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. Lord Krishna spent his childhood in Gokul.

In Vedic scriptures[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gokul
  2. ^ "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.