Nathdwara is famous for its 17th century temple dedicated to Lord Shrinathji (Lord Krishna) which is an important pilgrimage for the Hindus / Vaishnavas. It is located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River in Rajsamand District. The temple houses the deity of Shrinathji, a 14th-century, "infant" incarnation of Lord Krishna. Shrinathji’s idol is said to have been brought to Rajasthan from Govardhana near Vrindavan to protect it from the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. In 1672 Lord Shrinathji was placed in a new Temple built in village Sihad, now called Nathdwara, on the banks of river Banas.