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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
StateUttar Pradesh
163 m (535 ft)
 • Total4,041
DemonymGokul wasi
 • OfficialHindi
 • NativeBraj Bhasha dialect
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-85

Gokul is a town in the Mathura district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-east of Mathura. According to Bhagavata Purana, 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


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


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]

Places of interest[edit]

Baithakji of Mahaprabhu shrimad Vallabhacharya[edit]

Shri Vallabhacharya Mahaprabhu was the one who rediscovered Gokul and places where Purushottam Shri Krishna did his leela. He did Shrimad Bhagwat parayana there in two places called Baithakji. 1. Govindghat 2. Badi bhitar baithak

Raja Thakur temple[edit]

It is a prominent temple of Vallabh sampraday Pushtimarg. It is considered as home to Shri Gusaiji and the place where the self-manifested deity shri navnitlal[a form of krishna] lived. It is divine place.


  1. ^ "Gokul-Lord Krishna's Childhood". greatholidayideas. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ "India - Census, Standards & Statistics". doi:10.1163/2213-2996_flg_com_097161. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)