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Navneet Priyaji returns back from Mathura to Nathwada

The idol of Navneet Priyaji, the Bal Swaroop of Lord Krishna, was taken to Mathura after 330 years on October 29, 2016 from Nathwara temple.

The idol originally belonged to a temple in Mathura but was taken to Nathwada about 330 years ago during Muslim persecution.

This October the 17th century black marble idol of Navneet Priyaji was taken to Mathura. During the idols stay at Mathura, it was taken to Gokul, Vrindavan and Govardhan.

On November 17, 2016, the idol was brought back to Nathwara.

Navneet Priyaji form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna is worshipped widely in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Shree Navneet Priyaji is the baby form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and holds Makhan in his right hand and his left hand rests on the floor.

The name means one who loves butter.

The first murti of this form of Bhagavan Krishna was found in the Yamuna river by a woman near Mahavan and she presented it to Shri Vallabhacharya.

Followers of Shri Vallabhacharaya spread the this form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.