Doka means staring and Dauji means elder brother (Balram was usually called as Dauji by Lord Krishna). Thus the temple is dedicated to Lord Balram, the elder brother of Sri Krishna. Once, Lord Balram was walking through the Govardhan hill. Suddenly, he caught the sight of the transcendental Rasalila pastime of Lord Krishna at Chandra Sarovar along with Sri Radharani and other gopis (cowherd maidens). On viewing the Rasalila, Lord Balram was totally stunned by the awestruck beauty of Lord Krishna and Radha dancing with gopis. He was so keen in observing the movements of lord Krishna and Radha that his body attained the blackish colour of Lord Krishna and thus he got the name as Doka Dauji (staring Dauji). Near to the temple, under an old tree there is a shila (rock) with the impressions of the crown (mukut) of lord Balram as he removed his crown and kept on the rock while resting at the place. Thus the rock derived its name as the Balram mukut shila.