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Banke-Bihari Temple

Banke-Bihari Temple

One of the most important and vibrant temples in Vrindavan is the Bankey Bihari Temple. The Bankey Bihari Temple houses a sacred image of Lord Krishna known as Thakkur Ji, which shows Krishna with an almost blackened body. Devotees enter the shrine room carrying garlands of flower petals and offer them to the spirit of the statue as Brahmins (priests) move back and forth in front of the icon, occasionally drawing across the curtain to shroud the icon for a moment. The curtain is then drawn back and a great cry of Thakkur Ji! issues forth from the crowd. The main hall and the sanctum sanctorum of this temple are decorated with floral carvings.

Mathura,Uttar Pradesh

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Mathura the birthplace of Lord Krishna is an important place of pilgrimage and thousands of devotees throng the city throughout the year. It lies at the heart of the Brajbhoomi, a land that is imbued with sanctity, for it was here that the young Krishna was nurtured. The little towns and hamlets in this area are still alive with the tales of his mischievous pranks, his extraordinary exploits still seem to echo with the sound of his flute .

Hotels near Mathura

Hotel Goverdhan Palace

Hotel Goverdhan Palace is located near Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India) on the Delhi-Agra highway.

Best Price: Rs. per day

Hotel Brijwasi Royal

Hotel Brijwasi Royal, Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India) is a three star deluxe facility hotel situated in the heart of the city.

Best Price: Rs. per day

Radha Ashok

Radha Ashok at Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India) has 21 well-furnished, temperature-controlled rooms which have been laid out by designers to make you feel at home.

Best Price: Rs. per day



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