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Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura, the birth city of Bhagwan Krishna is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and is approximately 140 kms from Delhi. Mathura is renowned for being host to the most revered temple of Lord Krishna-the famous Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir. Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is also known as Kesava Deo temple.

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi  temple is the place where lord is said to have been born thousands of years ago. Along with neighboring towns Govardhan, Nandgaon and Vrindavan, the area is a major pilgrimage site for Hindus. Before the temple was commissioned by the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, Raja Veer Singh Bundela (as per the locals), it used to be a stone-walled prison cell of Lord Krishna’s uncle, King Kans. Besides that, one attraction not to be missed is located at the back of the main sanctum of the temple, a small room that represents a prison where Lord Krishna was born.

According to historians, the prison cell,popularly known as 'Garbha Griha', in the temple premise is the exact place where lord Krishna was born. The stone walled cell is reminiscent of the cruelty of King Kansa. Many statues and sculptures of the bygone era were found on excavating the site. The prison cell was gradually turned into the present beautiful temple. Lakhs of devotees throng the temple during Janmashtami. The festivities and celebrations during the festival is famous all over India. Celebrations begin during mid night with the birth of Bhagwan .

Being the birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura is one of the most sacred destinations of India. As the legend goes, Mathura was founded in the Treta era by Shatrughna, the younger brother of Lord Rama and later was under the royalty of King Kamsa, the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. According to Hindu mythology, Kamsa heard a divine prophecy saying that he would be killed by his sister Devki's eighth son Krisha. Hence, he imprisoned Devki and her husband Vasudeva and kept on killing their children one after another. But when Lord Krishna was born, miraculously all guards went to sleep, prison gates opened and Vasudeva carried his son to Gokul crossing the wild river Yamuna in the mid night. The divine prophecy came true and Krishna killed tyrant Kamsa and ruled Mathura for a long time. Vrindavan is the place where Lord Krishna spent his childhood leaving a number of myths and legends of love and friendship behind

Pilgrims Find here Sanctity - Studded with number of ancient and modern temples, Mathura is the abode of God and divinity. Hinduism find here a new dimension which is the colour of love with which Lord Krishna wanted to bind this entire world. The mild sound of devotees taking the hundred and eight names of Lord Krishna all day long covers the entire ambience of Mathura. The immense belief of the pilgrims coming here from different parts of the world is something that give Mathura a well-deserved wight and importance in the itinerary of Indian pilgrimages.

One more aspect of Mathura that fascinates is how people from different nationality, religion and race are getting painted with the colour of love of Shri Krishna. Mathura is truly a global city where people from various corners of the world come, lose themselves in the Krishna-divinity and start a new life in the ancient and narrow lanes of Mathura.. Book A tour Package to Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Mathura .

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.

Hotels near Mathura

Hotel Goverdhan Palace

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

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Hotel Brijwasi Royal

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

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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.

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