Vamshi means flute and Vat means Banyan Tree. Thus the Banyan tree under which Lord Krishna used to play his flute. Influenced by the enchanting and intoxicating sound of the Krishna’s flute all the Gopis (cowherd maiden) would come to this Vamshi Vat leaving all their work. Then Krishna would enjoy the pleasure of Rasalila with those Gopis near this place of Vamshi Vat. The gopis had so intense love feeling for Lord Krishna that they were ready to leave their children, husbands and homes for the desire of Lord Krishna. This is the celebrated place where Lord Krishna in his form of Gopinath or Lord of Gopis performed the celebrated pastime of Maharaas Dance on auspicious day of Sharad Purnima (full moon night). During the rasa dance Sri Krishna disappeared from the sight of Gopis. Gopis started searching for Krishna and when their intense feeling of separation from Krishna was about to reach its extreme point of madness, Krishna appeared before them influenced by their pure love and devotion saying;
Within the Vamshi vat area there is a small shrine commemorating the transcendental pastime of Maharaas famously known as Vanshivat Bihariji Maharaj.