Akrūra is a site of pilgrimage in Purāṇas (Puranas). This holy place has been glorified in the chronicles of a merchant named Sudhana and a brahmarākṣasa (brahmarakshasha).
Akrūra has been mentioned in connection with other sites of pilgrimage in the city of Mathurā (Mathura); hence, it is quite likely that it was situated close to Mathurā. A village known as Akrūra still exists somewhere between Mathurā and Vṛndāvana (Vrindavana). It is said that this is where Akrūra first met Kṛṣṅa (Krishna). The resident deity of this site of pilgrimage is known as Gopīnātha (Gopinatha).