"My dear friend, if you still have any desire to enjoy the company of your friends within this material world, then don't look upon the form of Krishna, who is standing on the bank of Kesi-ghata. He is known as Govinda, and His eyes are very enchanting. He is playing upon His flute, and on His head there is a peacock feather. And His whole body is illuminated by the moonlight in the sky."
(Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 13)
Note: Paintings of Vrindavan are from the 18th century.
"Everything connected to the Lord is worshipable. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructs us that just as Krishna is worshipable, Krishna's place, Vrindavana, is also worshipable. And as Vrindavana is worshipable, similarly the paraphernalia in Vrindavana -- the trees, roads, river, everything -- is worshipable. A pure devotee thus sings, jaya jaya vrindavana-vasi yata jana: 'All glories to the residents of Vrindavana!' If a devotee has a staunch devotional attitude, all these conclusions will be awakened or revealed within the heart."
"Lord Caitanya further explained that not only Krishnaloka but even Vrindavana, Lord Krishna's abode on this planet, cannot be estimated as far as potency is concerned. From one point of view, Vrindavana is estimated to be thirty-two square miles in area, yet in one part of this Vrindavana all the Vaikunthas exist. The area of the present Vrindavana miles in area, and Vrindavana City is estimated to be about sixteen krosas, or thirty-two miles. How it is all the Vaikunthas exist there is beyond material calculation. Thus Caitanya Mahaprabhu proclaimed the potencies and opulences of Krishna to be unlimited."
(Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Chapter 9)
"The land of Vrindavana, the Lord's childhood playground, still remains today, and anyone who visits these places enjoys the same transcendental bliss, although the Lord is not physically visible to our imperfect eyes. Lord Caitanya recommended this land of the Lord as identical with the Lord and therefore worshipable by the devotees. This instruction is taken up especially by the followers of Lord Caitanya known as the Gaudiya Vaisnavas. And because the land is identical with the Lord, devotees like Uddhava and Vidura visited these places five thousand years ago in order to have direct contact with the Lord, visible or not visible, Thousands of devotees of the Lord are still wandering in these sacred places of Vrindavana, and all of them are preparing themselves to go back home, back to Godhead."
(Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.2.27, Purport)
"The ideal place to execute Krishna consciousness is Vrajabhumi, or Vrindavana, where the people are naturally inclined to love Krishna and Krishna is naturally inclined to love them."
"When Krishna descends to the material world, this same Vrndavana descends just as an entourage accompanies an important personage. Therefore devotees take shelter of the Vrndavana in India, for it is considered to be a replica of the original Vrndavana."
"The difference between the pure devotees of Vrndavana and other devotees is that the residents of Vrndavana have no other desire but to be associated with Krishna. Krishna, being very kind to His devotees, fulfills their desire; because they always want Krishna's association, the Lord is always prepared to give it to them."
(Krishna Book, Chapter 14)
"In the Brahmanda Purana it is said that all the results of traveling on all the pilgrimages within the three worlds can be achieved simply by touching the holy land of Mathura."
(Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 12)
"Lord Varaha tells the men of earth, 'Any person who becomes attracted to places other than Mathura will certainly be captivated by the illusory energy."
(Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 12)
"Actually, if someone goes to Vrndavana, he will immediately feel separation from Krishna, who performed such nice activities when He was present there."