“Nidhivan”, known to be one of the most sacred places in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, has always been in talks for its mysterious incidents.
The devotees and locals believe that Lord Krishna himself visits this place every day to perform “Rasleela”. This divine performance is said to take place among Krishna, Radha and his Gopikas.
The Temple derives its name from “Nidhi” meaning Treasure and “Van” meaning forest.
The major part of the temple is surrounded by huge trees. But all the roots, branches and the trunk of the trees are hollow. The land at the temple is really dry but the twigs and leaves remain lively and green throughout the year.
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Also, Naturally, the branches of a tree grow upwards but here in Nidhivan, they tend to grow downwards. The trees are short in size and have entangled trunks. Strangely, the Tulsi leaves here grow in“pairs”.
There is another small mandir known as the Rang Mahal, the shringar-ghar of Radha Rani. It is believed that it is here that Shri Krishna decorates Radharani. There is also a bed inside the temple for Radha-Krishna to rest.
The holy garden has a small room and the bed made of Sandalwood is kept there every day. A silver glass of water, along with Pan (Betel Leaf) is kept next to the bed.
As the doors open in the morning, the priests find an empty glass of water, pan leftovers and the bed in a condition as if someone has slept on it.
The temple closes at 5 PM every day. Devotees are asked not to stay at this place after the evening Aarti. It is believed that if anybody witnesses the divine happening, the person either turns blind, dumb or losses his mental stability.
However, these strange incidents happening inside the Nidhivan still remain a matter of debate.