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Lohavana is where Jarasandha was defeated 18 times. There is the Radha Gopinatha Temple here on the bank of Krishna-Kunda. It is said that Krishna would row the gopis across this lake {kunda) in a boat. Lohavana has a circumference of 5 km. Krishna used to tend cows in this forest.There is a Gave where the demon Lohasura (Lohajangha) lived. Krishna killed this demon. This cave is under the ground, inside a building, about 50 feet from both Krishna-Kunda and the Radha Gopinatha Temple. Krishna-Kunda is basically in the middle of nowhere, next to the small village of Lohavan (Lohvan). Not many people visit this place.


How to Get Here: This forest is 5 km from Mathura, on the ether side of the Yamuna. This place can be visited while going to Gokula. Krishna-Kunda is a km off the road (Baldev Marg), that goes between Bsldeo 'and Mathura, If you just went over the bridge that goes over the Yamima River in Mathura, you continue straight on the main road for about 1 km. You then make a right onto Baldev Marg (the road to Gokula). After a km, you then make a leff to the village of Lohavana. When you come to a fork in the road, going through the village, you take the left road. The road ends at Krishna-Kunda. To get here you first ask for the village of Lohavana (Lohvan) and when you go to Lohavana, you then ask for Krishna-Kunda or the Radha Gopinatha Mandir.