Gokulnathji Temple is one of the most visited religious destinations in Gokul. The temple stands out with its enormous shikhara (central tower). Beside the temple is Mansi Ganga, which is an attraction in itself. This water tank is associated with an interesting mythological legend. Gokulnath Temple is believed to be the last point of Govardhan Parikrama. Giriraj Maharaja (Mount Govardhan) is worshipped in the temple along with Shri Krishna. During the festival of Janmashtami, Annakut and Trinvat Mela, the temple is filled with visitors.
The water tank, Mansi Ganga in the temple has a legend. It is said that when Yashoda Mata (foster mother of Lord Krishna) expressed a desire to bathe in the Ganga, Krishna told her what was the need for doing so when he could bring that river here. This is how it came to be known as Mansi Ganga.
Best Time to Visit
Before deciding the best time to visit Gokulnath Temple in Gokul, located in the district of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, you should decide what kind of weather works best for you. If you don’t mind travelling in hot weather, then you can plan a visit here during summers. If cool, pleasant and comfortable weather is what you are after, then come here during the winters. Although, the most suitable time to visit Gokulnath Temple is during the winter season and on the occasion of Janmashtami.