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Gopi Talav, Dwarka

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This popular site in Dwarka has a small pond. And it is believed that it was here that Lord Krishna played raas leela with the Gopika Strees. Located at a distance of 20 km north of Dwarka city, the sand around the talav is extremely smooth and yellow in colour and is called gopi chandan that is used by the devotees to apply tilak.

There are various interesting stories attached to the history of Gopi Talav. According to one of them, the Gopikas with whom the lord danced the raas at Vrindavan (Vrij) were unable to bear being distanced from him once he moved to Dwaraka and hence visited the talav on a full moon night and danced with him again at the spot.

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