Place of Interest
Mathura an overview
Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . Today, it is a fast expanding city with over 2.5 million residents.
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord krishna at the Centre of Braj or Brij-bhoomi, called Shri Krishna Janma-Bhoomi, literally: 'Lord Krishna's birthplace'.
The Keshav Dev Temple was built in ancient times on the site of Krishna's legendary birthplace(an underground prison).
According to the Mahabharata and Bhagavata Puranaepics, Mathura was the capital of the Surasena Kingdom ruled by Kasna the maternal uncle of Shri Kishna.
List of key Temples
Shri Krishna Janamstan (3KM)
This is where Lord Krishna is believed to have born in the sacred prison which is also converted into a temple.
The temple opens its gate at 7.00 am to 10.00 am & again from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Dwarka Dhish Temple (4 Km)
This temple is situated on the banks of sacred river Yamuna.
Timings : 6.00 am to 7.30 pm with intervals.
Vishram Ghat (4 Km)
As the word itself had its meaning where it is known to be the resting place of the eternal mortals.
This is the place where lord Sri Krishna took rest after defeating king Kansa.
This place is also known as Sati Ghat as during older times Sati used to be performed at this place.
Shri Banke Bihari Ji Temple (4Km)
Banke Bihari Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, in the holy city of Vrindavan in the Mathura district. Banke Bihari was originally worshiped at Nidhivana. Banke means "bent in three places" and bihari means "supreme enjoyer." The image of Lord Krishna stands in the Tribhanga posture. Haridas Swami originally worshipped this devotional image under the name of Kunj-bihari ("Enjoyer of Lakes").
The image of Bihariji installed in the Shri Banke Bihari Mandir, is the one granted to Swami Haridas by the celestial couple Shyama-Shyam themselves. Submitting to the desire of devotees The Lord appeared in person with his divine consort and left back a black charming image before disappearing.
Timings : 8.00am to 3 Pm & 5 Pm to 8.30 Pm
One of the biggest SRIVAISHNAVITE TEMPLES in north india with an admixture of south indianand north Indian architechture dedicated to lord GODARANGANATH..
Timings : 8AM TO 8 PM
The fortified desert home for descendants of the 16th century Rathores belonging to the Champawat clan. This fort was of strategic importance to the Rajputs. The fort features sprawling lawns and has now been converted in to an heritage Hotel and is tourist favourite.
Constructed on rectangular platforms made of White Makrana Marble, Sursagar palaces have beautifully carved Domes and Arches which are fine examples of medieval architecture. There are two palaces situated, Opposite each other, one belong ing to ladies and the other to the men.
This is one of the many temples built by the Birla's.This also has the same temple of Radha Krishna with a different architecture.