Durvasa Ashram - Mathura, India

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This place lies across the Yamunā one mile north of Viśrāma- ghāṭa in Mathurā. It is Maharṣi Durvāsā's place of austerities. It was from here that Durvāsā crossed the Yamunā on Dvādaśī and went to the palace of Ambarīṣa Mahārāja in Mathurā just when the king was due to break his Ekādaśī fast. This pastime has been narrated in detail in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Ninth Canto, Fourth Chapter). Just near the hermitage of Durvāsā was the āśrama of Maharṣi Parāśara. Śrī Vyāsa and other sages and saints would visit Maharṣi Parāśara there. Close by, on the bank of Yamunā, was the āśrama of Dattātreya. The mother of Śrī Vyāsadeva, Satyavatī (also known as Matsyagandhā), stayed here with her father, the boatman who had raised her. The island on which Kṛṣṇa-dvaipāyana Śrī Vedavyāsa took birth is nearby in the Yamunā. At Durvāsā Āśrama, the gopīs satisfied Maharṣi Durvāsā by offering him various kinds of delicious foodstuffs.

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Today a large and magnificent temple has been built here that is unique in Vraja.  This temple has deities of Maharṣi Durvāsā, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, Śrī Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa and Śrī Yamunā-devī.

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