ⓘ Mahaban is said to have been found by Nanda, the foster father of Lord Krishna before Krishnas birth. Mahavan is situated about six miles east of Mathura. It is ..

                                     

ⓘ Mahaban

Mahaban is said to have been found by Nanda, the foster father of Lord Krishna before Krishnas birth. Mahavan is situated about six miles east of Mathura. It is also called Brihadvan, because it is the largest of all the forests. In fact this forest has three names: Mahavan, Gokul and Brihadvan.

Legends suggest that Krishna spent his childhood in Mahaban. Temples on the secret of Mathuranath, the Palace of Nanda in the Assi-khamba and Raman Reti on the site of Krishna still exist here.

Mahaban was plundered by Mahmud of Ghazni in 1018 and then Iltutamish, Shahjahan and Ahmed Shah Abdali.