Shrinathji is another manifestation of Krishna. But, Shrinathji is Krishna’s juvenile form. The age of Shrinathji is only seven years. And this is Krishna’s Giri Govardhan form. According to the Hindu mythology, Krishna was born in Mathura at King Kangsa’s prison and was smuggled out to Vrindavan as it was destined that he will vanquish Kangsa. It was then the cow belt of North India. The reigning god was the Indra. Krishna advised the local people to stop worshipping the Indra. Enraged Indra gathered the storm clouds to flood the area. It rained for seven days and seven nights, and the boy Krishna lifted the Mt Govardhan in one hand and sheltered the villagers. Indra ultimately acknowledged defeat and left.
According to the legend, the Shrinathji deity manifested in the Govardhan hill and appeared before Vallabhacharya and worshipped as Shrinathji. During the Mughal era of Aurungzeb, the deity was smuggled out of Mathura and hidden in Agra. It was then put into a chariot and smuggled out to Mewar. The chariot carrying the idol got stuck in the mud at Sinhad village and attempted to move the chariot failed. The people believe that the spot is chosen by the deity and accordingly a temple is built there, and the idol is placed in the temple. In this temple, Shrinathji is worshipped for centuries.