Vrindaban (vrĭnˌdəbŭnˈ) [key], formerly Brindaban, town, Uttar Pradesh state, central India, on the Yamuna River. Legends about the youth of the Hindu god Krishna center about the town, which is a popular pilgrim site. There are c.1,000 shrines, chiefly from the 16th cent., including the elegant Red Temple of Krishna.
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