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Kokilavana is close to Nandagram. Kokil is a cuckoo. Sometimes Krishna would dress up like a cuckoo bird here and cry out in a voice imitating the sound of a cuckoo. It is said that he would do this to call the gopis. Upon hearing this sound they would sneak out of their houses in the middle of the night and come to see Krishna.It is said that Krishna used to disguise himself and meet with Srimati Radharani here. There is a Radha Krishna temple here. The Deities in this temple are Radha Kokilavana-bihari. There is also a Deity of Lord Narasimhadeva in this temple. Below Narasimha is Prahlada Maharaja on the left and Kapila Muni on the right. There is a kunda at this place.Next to this temple there is a deity of Sani (Saturn). On Saturdays, the day ruled by Saturn, many people come here to get a benediction from Saturn. They put oil on this deity to worship him. Saturn's blessings are overwhelming, but his wrath can cause great misery. Many people come here to rid themselves of the bad effects of Saturn.


How to Get Here: This place is about 5 km northeast of Nandagram. From Nandagram you take the road that goes to Kosi. Before you reach Javat, after going about three km, there is road that goes to the left (north). The road ends after about 1 km (1 mile) at the Kokilavana temple. There is nothing around this temple, but forest.