Nidhivan is known for its beautiful surroundings and dense forest cover. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha, who are revered as the divine couple in Hindu mythology. It is believed that Lord Krishna performed his Raas Leela (a divine dance) with Radha and his cowherd friends in the groves of Nidhivan.
One of the unique aspects of Nidhivan is the belief that Lord Krishna himself performs his nightly pastimes, known as the "Divine Play" or "Maharaas," in the temple premises. According to the local legends, the trees in Nidhivan are not ordinary but are divine beings who witness Lord Krishna's celestial dance and transform into Gopis (cowherd girls) at night to participate in the Raas Leela.
Due to this belief, the temple authorities lock the temple doors after evening prayers, and it remains closed until the next morning. It is believed that anyone who stays inside the temple premises during the night will either go insane, blind, or die due to the divine presence of Lord Krishna and the enchanting dance of the Gopis.