Kosi Kalan is a town and a municipality in Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Kosi Kalan is situated in BrijBhoomi, i.e., the area where lord krishna has spent his childhood days . Town was named Kosi for being treasury of NandBaba (Father of Lord Krishna) (as Kosh means Treasure). This town is a hub of cultural and commercial activities. There is another saying about name, People believe it got its name from Kushasthali which mean place of Kush, Kush is son of Lord Ram. The town is situated on the Delhi-Agra highway(NH-2)at 100 km milestone. The town is equally famous for its varied culture (since it is situated at tri-junction of Uttar pradesh,Rajasthan and Haryana) as for its industrial development.
Ramleela function of Kosi Kalan is very famous in northern India for bharat milaap and many people from all over India comes to see this function. This has been organizing for last 150 years to 100 years and presently it is organizing under the supervision of Pundit Satyanarayan Purohit for last 16 years.
Kokilavan, where lot of devotees come to pray Lord Shani (Saturn), is 8 km away from Country Inn Kosi Kalan. Here the lord Shani known as son of Lord Sun and related to saturn planet is worshipped. It is the place of attraction for many devotees from the various parts of India and it also attracts foreign tourists. A lot of "bhandaraa" are organised every Saturday by the devotees and this devotion in the faith of Shanidev Maharaj.
Places To See
Barsana, also known as Varsana, is located around 20 km away from Kosi. It is the centre of the nagar panchayat in the Mathura District. The village is situated near Mathura and has religious importance as several stories regarding Lord Krishna are based in the region. It is believed that the site is the childhood home of Radha, the childhood friend and lover of Lord Krishna.
Nandgaon is located 12 km away from Kosi and is the place where Lord Krishna stayed during his childhood. Few things can be seen in the village regarding the childhood of Lord Krishna that find mention in the Granthas. It is believed that Lord Krishna along with Radha and other gopis performed raas leela on the banks of River Yamuna, flowing through the region. Nandgaon, often called as Nandnagri, is the home of Lord Krishna's foster father, Nand.
The Shiva temple, also known as the Nandisvara, is situated close to Nandgram in the Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. This temple is believed to be constructed by Vajranabha, the grandson of Pradyumna. The Shivalinga enshrined at this temple is one of the five presiding lingas of Brij. Legends state that once Lord Shiva visited Lord Krishna's house and Yashoda did not allow him to meet the child. After that Shiva went into the forests and mediated to Lord Krishna. As soon as he started his penance, baby Krishna started crying and no one could stop him. Yashoda realised that he may be crying because she did not treat the guest properly. She sent everyone in search of the yogi and after some time they returned with Lord Shiva. Yashoda realised that it was Lord Shiva and she apologised for her mistake.
Taj Mahal - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. Ironically, the very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance, also leaves visitors mesmerized and perpetually enthralled.
A sacred site that reminds one about the playful tricks of young Krishna, Vrindavan, on the holy banks of Yamuna reverberates the bounciness and youthful merriments of lord Krishna with the gopikas. Famed for the wide array of temples that scatters all over, this revered city witness's lakhs of devotees every year and turned to be a major devout centre not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in entire India.
Govardhan famous for Holy Goverdhan Hill. There are many temples in this town Haridev Mandir, Daan-Ghati Mandir and Mukharbind. The temple god is another form of Lord Krishna. The town is also famous for its 21 kilometre long Parikrama of the a very old hill called Govardhan. The parikrama procession is held in very high religious belief. Its said that Lord Krishna held Govardhan Hill on his little finger to save the town from wrath of the god of rains Indra.
The town also houses Manasi-Ganga, a close-ended lake. On the banks of this lake, there are quite a few temples.One of the most important day in Goverdhan is Guru Poornima (Also called "Mudia Poono"). On this day, Millions of devotees come to Goverdhan for parikrama.
How To ReachBY ROAD:
Location on NH2 with equal distance from Delhi, Agra, Noida and Gurgaon (100 km), Kosi Kalan is very well connected from Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and MP through direct bus connectivity.BY TRAIN:
Kosi Kalan is also connected by the Indian Railways in the Delhi - Agra route.BY AIR:
The nearest airport is at New Delhi (110 km) and cabs are available for Kosi Kalan.
Weather & Climate
Altitude: 385-1100 m above mean sea level.
Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm.
Temperature range: 4oC in winter to 42oC during summer.