Gokul

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Gokul
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
Demonym(s)Gokul wasi
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
 • NativeBraj Bhasha dialect
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-85

Gokul is a historic town and municipality (or nagar panchayat) in the Mathura district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-east of Mathura. The Hindu god Krishna is said to have spent his childhood in Gokul[1].

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]

The town has an average elevation of 163 metres (535 ft).[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census of India, Gokul had a population of 4041. Males constituted 55% of the population and females 45%. The average literacy rate was 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 68%, and female literacy was 49%. 18% of the population was under 8 years of age[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ User, Super. "Gokul-Lord Krishna's Childhood". greatholidayideas. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ "India - Census, Standards & Statistics". Foreign Law Guide. Retrieved 12 April 2019.