This place is associated with the liberation of witch Putana by Lord Krishna. Putana in her previous life was the sister (Ratnamala) of King Bali. When Lord Vishnu in the incarnate of Vamandev came to beg for alms at the door of king Bali, she was mesmerized by the beauty and innocence of Vamandev and desired to caress him in her arms and feed him with her breast milk. That time Lord Vishnu realized her feelings and blessed her with this opportunity in her next life in the form of Putana. Putana was the servant of Kansa and she came to Gokul conspiring to kill Krishna with her poisonous milk. So, Putana disguised herself as a beautiful young woman and went to meet infant Krishna at Nand Bhavan. Yashoda thought Putana to be a noble woman and gave baby Krishna in her Lap to get her blessings. Soon, Putana uncovered her breasts and put her poison smeared nipple into the mouth of baby Krishna to feed him. Realizing the reality of Putana, Krishna sucks the milk from her breast and along with it he also sucked her life. She tried to release her breasts from the mouth of Krishna but failed. She came to her original form of a huge witch and fell down dead on the ground. As Putana had shown motherly affection towards Krishna and offered him her breast milk, so Krishna liberated her soul from her body.