Keshi Ghat

Keshi Ghat, Vrindavan

6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About
keshighat is the main ghat of vrindavan and one of the most significant worshipping place in vrindavan. it is only ghat which is still visible as remaining part of ghat tradition in vrindavan.It was built by queen of bharatpur laxmi devi in late 17th century in a rajasthani architectural style. their are many small but ancient temples are situated on ghats.In dwapara yuga lord krishna killad the keshi demon here. keshi was a gigantic horse demon sent by kansa. it is The tradition of 500 year old ancient poojan of pratham din (worshipping goddess yamuna , dust of brij and vrinda i.e. tulasi plant ) is still in practice at this place followed by the famous yamuna maha-arti which happens daily in evening time. during pratham din poojan procession all poojan samigri (neccessary worshipping items ) provides free of cost by arti organisers. it is believed that without doing traditional ritual of pratham din poojan at keshighat vrindavan visit is always considered incomplete. welcome
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Rahul G
Jodhpur, India213 contributions
Although yamuna is not clean uet the ghat is okay to visit and spend a fes minutes there. The ghat is legendary.
Nov 2020 • Family
Very beautiful and clean ghat. Amazing experience in the territory of lord krishna and radha. A must visit place.
Written 3 December 2020
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PreetiParti
Dubai, United Arab Emirates72 contributions
An old gem on the banks of Yamuna
Mar 2020
Park your vehicle far off and take a walk through a singular road, with hawkers and little shops gazing at you, making small conversations in attempt to sell you to make their living. That is not all, be careful of what you have in hand because the monkeys are notorious and known to take things from your hand, so keep everything close to you and keep guard :-)

Once you have made it to the place, walk through the lanes of history. The ghat was built by queen of bharatpur laxmi devi in late 17th century in extravagant rajasthani architectural style, the place reminisces its old world charm with several small ancient temples.

Keshi ghat is the main ghat and apparently, one of the most significant and serene places of worship in vrindavan where ghat traditions are not pages closed in history.

The legend goes by that in dwapara yug (ancient time milestone in hindu mythology), lord krishna killed a gigantic horse demon, Keshi, who was sent by kansa. The tradition of 500 year old ancient prayers are still in practice here, followed by the famous yamuna maha-arti everyday in evening time.

Meet little kids who support their families by selling pooja flowers, there are plenty of conversations that can happen with locals on the bank.

People are photographer friendly, don't ruin it by paying for photos, instead pay for what they offer to sell. There are ofcourse a hand few who will ask for cash, handle as you must!

The evening boat ride is a must, the view of aarti from calm yamuna waters is glorious.
Written 4 August 2020
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Olav
Haarlem, The Netherlands21 contributions
A bit rundown
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice for a stroll or to wander away in thoughts. You’re let alone most of the time. Which can be nice
Written 14 February 2020
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Amit Krishna Das
Noida, India48 contributions
Historical importance, mismanaged!
Sep 2019 • Couples
The ghat has certain spiritual importance as devotees experience Shri Yamuna Rani.🙏

However, this ghat needs a revamp since it is difficult for elderly people to reach here. Moreover, many devotees offer cetain items to Yamuna Ji which actually make it dirty and local administration should regularise it.😏

On the top, Vrindavan is over populated with Monkeys and every devotee is under 24x7 surveillance of them 😆 henceforth you need to be vigilant 🙂

Jai Shri Yamuna Ras Rani 🙏
Written 8 November 2019
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desai66
New Delhi, India173 contributions
Lovely Boat Ride
Mar 2019
Nice and lovely boat ride on the Yamuna. You get to see the ghats and the temples and the evening Aarti
Written 18 August 2019
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NARESH BATHLA
New Delhi, India17 contributions
Vrindavan Dham Parikarma
Mar 2019 • Solo
When you are in Vrindavan then visiting temples and go for parikrama and listen satsang are main activities . I gone on parikrama and reached Keshi Ghat and this place has historical as well religious importance . You can sit here in peace on banks of Yamuna . This place is peaceful but ill maintained and requires maintainance .
Written 11 March 2019
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Siddharth S
Shimla, India108 contributions
Very Dirty
Oct 2018 • Friends
The place can become a really beautiful tourist destination if govt pays a little attention towards it's development. The ghat is situated at the bank of yamuna River and the overall the scene is beautiful. But there is no maintenance of the place. It's is extremely dirty, full of mud and garbage everywhere. The place is very calm though and you really want to sit there for sometime but u can't because it's too dirty. You can choose to boat nearby the ghat and bargain for the price. They will agree. I have given 3 stars because it is not a bad place just the maintenance is poor.
Written 10 November 2018
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Navin S
Ghaziabad, India171 contributions
Kesi Ghat is so peaceful
Sep 2018 • Family
This Kesi Ghat is so peaceful and the yamuna river is so silent here. Shri krishna wash his hair when he killed the rakshas named Kesi and there is one room of radha where she stayed for long time. Once you visit this ghat you feel so lightful, you feel that you have come near lord Krishna.
Written 12 September 2018
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! Thank you so much for this great review mr. Navin s. We really appreciate you to helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime. Visit again.
Written 24 September 2018
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nilesh_nagar
Indore, India406 contributions
On Yamuna river
Jul 2018 • Friends
Visiting this place will give u calm moments n relaxation from traveling. Had a boat ride, must do for all visitors if u want to feel the relaxation. On Yamuna river it was relatively better than just sitting on the banks of river.
Written 24 August 2018
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skagarwal74
Bhopal, India1,364 contributions
Good for some calm moments
Jun 2018 • Family
Ghat of Yamuna river is a good place for a short visit to dip your feet in the water and feel the calmness around. Water is not very clean though.
Written 20 August 2018
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