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Keshi Ghat In Vrindavan

Keshi Ghat in Vrindavan is the spot where Bhagavan Sri Krishna killed the demon Kesi who had come in the form a ferocious horse. The spot is on the farthest end of Vrindavan near to Radha Gokulananda temple.

Keshi Ghat is on the banks of Yamuna River. It is the biggest and most beautiful of all the ghats in Vrindavan.

The ghat is a sandstone color structure and the architecture is similar to the Kusum Sarovar in Govardhan.

At the entrance of the Keshi Ghat is a temple dedicated to Shiva. Next to it is the Goddess Yamuna temple. There is a picture on the ghat depicting the fight between Keshi and Sri Krishna.

All the ghats in Vrindavan were built thousands of years ago. Today, in most cases, the course of Yamuna River has shifted and many ghats are no longer on the banks of the river. Keshi Ghat is among the few ghats where the Yamuna River still flows beside it.

Every evening, an aarti is performed similar to the one performed at Vishram Ghat in Mathura.

Keshi Ghat is very popular with Hindu devotees and hundreds of small diyas float in the river in the evening.

As per some scholars, Sri Krishna is known as Keshava because he had killed the Horse demon Keshi. But some people believe that he is Keshava because of his thick long black hair. It is said that Krishna came down to the ghat on the banks of the Yamuna to take His bath after killing demon Keshi. From then on this ghat came to be known as Keshi Ghat.