Do you know about the ‘mysterious’ Nidhivan in Vrindavan where Krishna still performs Raasleela?
Most of you must have heard of Nidhivan, but did you also know that this is the ‘mysterious’ place where Krishna is believed to come every night and dance around with his beloved Radha and other gopis? That is not all, what is weirder is the fact that no one in the town or people living in the area have ever seen anything like that yet they believe it.
People say that many have tried to unlock the mystery of Nidhivan, but all in vain. It is believed that whoever tried witnessing the act of Raasleela, by hiding behind trees or branches inside Nidhivan, has gone mad out of shock. Yes, no one is supposed to witness the act even accidentally. Sounds weird, scary and mind-boggling, but that is what people here believe.
In fact, those who live in the region or have their houses close to Nidhivan, have no windows opening on the side of garden, so that they are unable to have a look inside the garden. If you ever visit Nidhivan, you’ll notice a number of Tulsi plants in pairs and other trees. According to locals, these plants and several trees turn into gopis during the night time when Krishna visits, and come back to their normal forms at dawn.
Inside Nidhivan, there is a little temple called Rang Mahal or s hringar-ghar of Radha Rani. According to folklore, Krishna visits here every night and adorn Radha with his own hands. You will see a bed inside and several ornaments and makeup products close to the bed.
The temple shuts down every day at 5 PM precisely, so make sure you visit before that if you want to witness the beauty of the place.