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Uttar Pradesh >> Mathura

Mathura


Location
50 km from Agra
Temperature
43 c Summer/ 6 c Winter
Latitude : 27.492821    Longitude : 77.683723

Language : Hindi, Braj Bhasha and English
Mathura is the land of Krishna. In fact, frankly, Krishna and Mathura are inseparable. The place has been the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is also the place where he spent his childhood, adolescent hood and last years of his life. Therefore it is but natural that city seems to remind Krishna wherever you go.

The most important tourist spot in Mathura is the Krishna Janambhoomi temple. The temple lies in the very heart of the city and is supposed to have been built on the site where Lord Krishna was born. The temple houses the stone slab that the exact site of his birth. Dwarkadhish temple that falls in the way to Yamuna is another important tourist spot. The temple remains brimming with tourists round the year.
Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple - Lord Krishna Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple is not only an important temple of Mathura but also of India. Built in 1814, Dwarkadhish Temple is situated in the heart of the city of Mathura. Dwarkadhish Temple that is currently managed by the followers of the Vallabhacharya sect is the most visited temple in Mathura. Located in the eastern part of Mathura, not far from the Yamuna River, the temple is architecturally very interesting. One Seth Gokul Das Parikh who was the treasurer of the estate of Gwalior built Dwarkadhish temple that is dedicated to Lord Krishna. He is supposed to be a staunch devotee of Lord Krishna. An excellent work of art, the interiors of the temple include images of the Lord Krishna, his beloved Radha and other Hindu deities. The architecture of the temple has elements of local art and aesthetics. The temple carving and paintings are major attractions. The temple is a hub of activity during the festive days of Holi, Janmashtmi and Dipawali.
Government Museum
Government Museum - collection of sculptures
The Government Museum of Mathura that houses an excellent collection of sculptures belonging to the ancient Mathura school of art is one of the leading museums of not only Uttar Pradesh but also India. Sir F.S. Growse originally founded this museum in the year 1874. Government Museum of Mathura that is also called Mathura Museum is considered one of the leading centers for research, study and the preservation of the heritage left by the Mathura School of Sculpture.
Krishna Janambhoomi
Krishna Janambhoomi - Birth Place of Lord Krishna
Krishna Janambhoomi is one of the most visited tourist destination in India. The place has been named so because it is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. 'Janam' means 'Birth' and 'Bhoomi' means 'Place' in Hindi. It is supposed that the present temple is built over spot of the prison where Lord Krishna took birth.
Kusum Sarovar
Kusum Sarovar - 450 feet Tank
Kusum Sarovar is the must visit site in Mathura. Kusum Sarovar is actually a 450 feet long tank that belongs to the era of Lord Krishna. Kusum Sarovar is 60 feet deep and has numerous flights of stairs from all sides. Kusum Sarovar is just half an hour walk from another famous tank named Radha Kunj. The thing that makes Kusum Sarovar a place worth visit is the peace and serenity that it offers. The place is marked by groves of tress, mostly Kadamb. Interestingly, Kadamb was the favorite tree of Lord Krishna. It is said that Kusum Sarovar is the place where Gopis or milkmaids used to pick flowers for lord Krishna. The place remains the best swimming spot in the Braj region till date. The tank is suitable for bathing so do keep aside some time for it. The place is good to spend a quality evening when you can loiter around the serene grooves. There are numerous small Ashrams and Temples nearby. Stop for the evening Aarti.
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