The melodious chorus of temple bells, the sweet fragrance of incense and the positive energy in Mathura city all come together to offer you an experience unlike another. The most popular temple in the birthplace of Shri Krishna is the Dwarkadesh Temple, which is home to a lovely shrine of Lord Krishna and Radha among other deities. And if you happen to visit the temple during the festivals of Janmashtami, Diwali and Holi, you'll be in for a huge surprise. The energy of the temple and the city will take you by storm and you will fall in love with the small energetic town. The culture of Mathura is perhaps what attracts people to this lovely town rather than its mythological importance, though one can't deny or undermine its mythological significance. Among other places to visit, you can head to Vishram Ghat, Rangji temple and Govind Deo temple. Sacred for both Jains and Buddhists, Mathura sees people from across the world. A meeting point for people from all cultures, there is much to learn and explore in this lovely city. Finding a place to to stay here is not a problem at all since there are a number of small dharamshalas as well as luxurious resorts.
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Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir
This is basically the prison where Krishna was supposed to have been born. It has now been converted to a temple where all devotees can come to pay homage to the birthplace of their dear Lord. Mathura is just a stone's throw away from Delhi and is reachable in a day trip from Delhi.
I returned to my guest house for a quick nap, and then walked to the Krishna Janambhoomi temple. This temple is built around the prison cell where Lord Krishna is said to have been born. People were flocking in the temple and bhajan and kirtan made the environment lively. Some people were also celebrating holi with flower petals and overall atmosphere was quite energetic.After a light dinner, I called It a day and slept early only to wake up with full energy the following morning.Day 2
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex
Mathura was where Lord Krishna was born thousands of years ago. The Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is built right in the heart of the very populated city of Mathura. The neighbouring towns of here are Vrindavan and Govardhan. The Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is the prime attraction of Mathura and is built around a stone walled cell inside which the monstrous King Kamsa had imprisoned Devaki and Basudeb to whom Krishna was born. This cell is now the garba griha or the innermost temple and the whole place which was once a horrible prison was beautified to form this lovely temple. The temple is red in colour and has a number of engravings on the walls and beautiful carvings done here. This place is an important place of pilgrimage by the Hindus.
Government Museum Mathura
Mathura is said to be the birth place of Lord Krishna and he had spent his childhood with his foster parents in Vrindavan, both in Uttar Pradesh. These two places are thus famous pilgrimage places for the Hindus. The main railway station which serves the city is the Mathura Junction Railway station which is on the Agra- Delhi chord of the Agra- Mumbai and Agra- Chennai Lines. The station is said to have 10 platforms. This station is connected with almost all major stations of the country. There is everything here starting from a computerised reservation counter, phone booths and eating and waiting areas.