During the time of Krishna, Varsana was the capital of King Vrishabhanu, the father of Radharani. This is where Srimati Radharani lived and had many pastimes with Krishna. She grew up here. King Vrishabhanu and his family, including Srimati Radharani, lived at Varsana. Varsana is 42km (25 miles) from Mathura and has a 7km parikrama path around it. There are four peaks here, on which there are Maan Garh, Mor Kuti, Vilas Garh and Dan Garh. Each one of these peaks is said to correspond to a head of Lord Brahma.
Lord Brahma wanted to do some personal service for Radha and Krishna, so he incarnated himself as these hills. This is stated in the Varaha and Padma Puranas. It is said that the light colored hill of Varsana corresponds to Brahma, the dark colored Govardhana Hill to Krishna, and the reddish hill at Nandagram to Siva. The Holi festival here at Varsana is a very popular, interesting and wild event. Other big festivals are Radhastami and the burhi-lila performances.
Larily Lal Temple (Shriji Mandir) On top of one of the hills is the Larily Lal Temple, which is where the original Radha Krishna Deities of Varsana reside. Larily Lal temple means “the temple of the beloved.” The Deities in this temple are said to have been installed by Vajranabha. In this temple there are colorful paintings on the walls and ceiling, depicting the pastimes of Radha and Krishna. This temple is an important place to visit. This temple is on top of the main peak of the Brahma Hill. It is said that where this temple is located is where King Vrishabhanu, the father of Radharani, had his palace.
At the foot of the steps that lead to this temple are the Asta-sakhi temple and the Vrishabhanu, Kirtida, Sridama temple. These temples are said to have been established by Vajranabha. You should be prepared when you go to this temple to be approached aggressively for a donation. You can expect several people to come up to you to either guide you around or to ask you for a donation. You can be almost certain that if a priest comes up to you and starts talking to you in a friendly matter that very quickly the request for a donation will come up.