This is where Krishna rested after killing the despotic ruler of Mathura, the evil demon known as Kamsa. When Lord Chaitanya visited Mathura, He took bath here at Vishram ghat and rested here for some time. In ancient times, Lord Varahadev, after lifting the earth from the Garbha queen and slaying the demon Hiranyaksha, also came here and rested. While He was resting at this place, Lord Varahadev spoke about the glories of Vraja mandala to the goddess Bhumi devi, the mother earth, and these description of the holy dham were recorded in the Adi-varaha purana. The word ‘vishrama‘ or ‘vishranti‘ means to ‘rest‘ or a ‘resting place‘.