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Kadam tree


A leafy tree stands on a pedestal amidst ancient temples at the banks of the river Yamuna. Though not too different in appearance from the other trees around, it has a special place in the hearts of devotees. This Kadam tree is believed to be the one from which Lord Krishna himself indulged in playful banter and stole clothes belonging to the bathing gopis (cow-herd girls) from his village. Though the story is the stuff of myths, it is well-documented in a number of ancient scripts and as such has gained the faith among devotees. Today, the tree stands majestically watching devotees look at it in awe and taking in fantastic views of the river.