Vrindavan is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the site where according to Hinduism, Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. The town is about 10 km away from Mathura, Krishna’s birthplace on the Agra-Delhi highway. The town hosts many temples dedicated to the worship of Radha and Krishna and is considered sacred by Vaishnavism.
Vrindavan is also known as the city of widows due to the large number of widows who move into the town and surrounding area after losing their husbands. There are an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 widows. who spend time singing bhajan hymns for in bhajanashrams. They are given rice and money which they try to supplement by begging on the streets. An organization called Guild of Service was formed to assist these deprived women and children.According to a survey report prepared by the government, several homes run by the government and different NGOs for widows.