Out of Four Shiv-lings of Vraj-Mandal, the Gopeshvar Shiv-ling was established by Vrajnabh, the grandson of the Lord Shri Krishna 4750 yrs ago in the core Divine Sportive Site (Rassthali) of Vrindawan. The name of the shiv ling is either Gopeeshvar or Gopeshvar, both be possible.
In the Goswami-scriptures, it is expressed that at the time of evident Shri Krishna-Leela, the Gopees used to worship this God. He is declared as a principle Vaishnav in shrimad Bhagawatam. Along with mother Parwati He remains engrossed every moment in recognizing leelas of Shri Krishna. There is very interesting incident about his this form. It is said that during the Ras Leela of Shri Krishna, with the will to witness the charming sportive-leela of Lord Krishna, once ha e reached directly to Vrindavan from Kailash (His own abode) in zeal. At the outer door of the said site, He was checked by a gopee there because no male other than Shri Krishna was allowed to enter there. But Mahadev Ji was not ready to obey it. He continued to ask Gopees, the way to enter into.
They directed to worship Goddess Yogamaya, Pornmasi. By the sternpenance for Goddess Pornmasi , He succeeded to please her and had her face-to-face appearance. Knowing his eagerness, She holded his hand and made him deep into the Brahmakund. After coming out of the Kund, He was transformed into a beautiful damsel-gopee. Now Pomamasi ji instruct Him to sit in the guise of Gopee, just nearby Divine-Sportive-Site in a kunj (bush) in the west-east comer and herself disappeared. After sometime of Ras leela Gopees started discussing- ‘Perhaps any stranger has entered into the Ras, so no such pleasure is being felt in dancing and singing.’
Then all started searching that stranger and when they reached there, He was caught sitting in the guise of a novel Gopee. They began to ask Him about her name, place, her husband and her father-in-law’s name. He did not able to answer except weeping because Yogamaya had not neither given him birth from any gopee’s womb nor was married with any Gopa. Getting no answer, Gopees made His cheek swollen by punching.
Pomamasi ji felt pity to see His worse condition. She reached there and requested Gopees to excuse him by addressing him as her blessed gopee. Pomamasi ji also requested Gopees to bless to witness the charming sportive-leela of Shri Krishna. Knowing the earnest will of Pornmasi ji, Shri Krishna blessed Him without your blessing no one in Vrindavan, especially in my luscious leelas will be able take an entry.’