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Baldeva Temple

Baldeva Temple, lies about 18 km southeast of Mathura city, is one of the ancient temples in Uttar Pradesh. It houses the idol of Balarama, Lord Krishna's brother, believed to be installed around 5000 years ago. The deity, installed by Vajranabha, has huge eyes and is black in color. The right hand is in raised position and a cup full of a drink called Varuni is placed in the left hand. This two-meter idol is considered the biggest in Braja Mandal. The city has its own railway station and the Agra Kheria Airport is located about 60 km from here.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mathura
Location: Mathura    


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