Does anyone know at what age Shri Krishna left Vrindavan?

Are there any scriptural references available for this?

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    Though this seems valid question I think we should not encourage such questions because people can ask for the age of same character in different timelines.
    – Mr_Green
    May 17, 2016 at 9:53
  • I asked question related to my above concern on meta. Here is the link
    – Mr_Green
    May 17, 2016 at 10:50
  • @Mr_Green I understand your concern. Although, this particular becomes important because all the Rasa Leela attributed to Krishna is before this age. I heard he left at 13, although I am not sure. If that is true, all the sexual connotations of the Leela becomes invalid. In the end, I have no issue making it a wiki if the community decides so. :) May 17, 2016 at 12:45
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    Amit, you should mention that clearly in your question on what intention you are asking this question otherwise other users assume that they can ask questions (like small questions querying just for age) to get the age of Shri Krishna on other incidents.
    – Mr_Green
    May 17, 2016 at 13:25

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Lord Krishna Stayed in Vrindavan for eleven years.

Uddhava while answering the questions asked by Vidura says this verse in 3rd canto of Shrimad-Bhagavatam.

tato nanda-vrajam itaḥ

pitrā kaṁsād vibibhyatā

ekādaśa samās tatra

gūḍhārciḥ sa-balo ’vasat


Thereafter, His father, being afraid of Kaṁsa, brought Him to the cow pastures of Mahārāja Nanda, and there He lived for eleven years like a covered flame with His elder brother, Baladeva.

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