Barsana
Town
Nickname(s): 
The Birthplace of Goddess Radha
Barsana
Barsana
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°39′N 77°23′E / 27.65°N 77.38°E / 27.65; 77.38Coordinates: 27°39′N 77°23′E / 27.65°N 77.38°E / 27.65; 77.38
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictMathura
Elevation
182 m (597 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total9,215
Demonym(s)Radhe
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
 • NativeBraj Bhasha dialect
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Barsana is a historical town and nagar panchayat in the Mathura district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Barsana is believed to be the home of the Hindu goddess Radha, the consort of Krishna. It is in the Braj region. It is located at 27°39′N 77°23′E / 27.65°N 77.38°E / 27.65; 77.38.[1] The main attraction of the town is Radha Rani Temple.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] Barsana had a population of 9215. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barsana has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 66% of the males and 34% of females literate. 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

  1. ^ "Barsana, India". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.