Barsana Dham and Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani Temple

The temples were built by Hindu artisans to mirror the most important holy district of Braj in India where, 5,000 years ago, Shree Radha Rani and Shree Krishna first appeared.

As the main U.S. center for Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Barsana Dham, the facility was designed to provide visitors the opportunity to experience the true devotional environment of historical ashrams. The ashram offers the rare opportunity to experience the true devotional environment that prevailed in the ashrams of the historic Saints of Vrindaban and Barsana 500 years ago.

Parts of Barsana Dham have been specially developed for devotional inspiration and meditation.

All the important historical places of Braj, such as Govardhan, Radha Kund, Prem Sarovar, Shyam Kuti, Man Mandir and Mor Kuti, etc., are mirrored in Barsana Dham, and a natural stream named Kalindi stands in for the Yamuna river of Vrindaban.

Many local visitors and guests from throughout the U.S. and around the world visit Barsana Dham and experience its peaceful and devotional atmosphere.

Barsana Hill

5,000 years ago, during her last earthly incarnation, Radha’s lived on a small hill of flowery gardens and forests called Barsana Hill next to the village of Barsana.

Gahvarban forest was the main forest that bordered Barsana Hill on one side. Radha would spend most days at play with the Gopis among the perfumed creepers and flowery secluded places of Barsana Hill and Gahvarban forest. Each day, Krishn would find them and together they would chant all types of loving leelas. Barsana Dham’s own Barsana Hill looks amazingly similar, and was built to honor the spot where Radha’s palace stood atop Barsana Hill in India. Just behind the Temple and Radha’s shrine in Barsana Dham, there is a holy pond that represents the original Radha Kund located between Gahvarban forest and Radha’s palace on Barsana Hill.

Just a short walk from her temple, Shree Radha used to come to bathe or play here with the Gopis and Krishn. Often, they would all sit together as the Gopis sang of Radha’s and Krishn’s glory or they would decorate a swing and swing Radha or they would dance in playful, loving raas. Barsana Dham and Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani Temple embody the holiness of that historical place and time, and reflect the spirit of those activities.