If you are going to Mathura, then first of all go to Krishna Janmabhoomi temple. It must have been clear to you from Krishna’s birthplace that this is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Explain that this temple has been built outside the same prison where Lord Krishna was born.
Mathura, a religious place called the city of Lord Krishna, is famous among tourists all over the world. Tourists come from all over the world to visit Lord Krishna. This place is also known as Lord Shri Krishna’s birthplace. Especially people come from far and wide to celebrate Holi. Apart from the Krishna temple, there are many other places where you can go for a walk. Agra is about 56 kilometers from Mathura. If you want, you can go to Agra along with Mathura. At the same time, if you are planning to visit Mathura, then today we are going to tell you about the major places you are going to visit. Let us tell you about some of the major places in Mathura.
If you are going to Mathura then first of all go to Krishna Janmabhoomi temple. It must have been clear to you from Krishna’s birthplace that this is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Explain that this temple has been built outside the same prison where Lord Krishna was born. It is said that there was a 4-meter idol of Lord Krishna made of pure gold, which was stolen by Mahmud Ghaznavi.
Banke Bihari Temple
One of the most famous temples of Mathura is the Banke Bihari Temple. It is located near the Radha Vallabh Temple. Explain that the second name of Lord Krishna is also Banke Bihari. The idol of Banke Bihari is black in this temple. To reach this temple you have to go through the narrow streets.
If you want to see the events related to Lord Krishna, then you can visit the Dwarkadhish Temple. This temple is located near the Vishram Ghat. It was built in the year 1814. There is a huge crowd of devotees in this temple, especially in Janmashtami, there is a large crowd here.
Apart from visiting the temple, you can also visit the museum. The Mathura Museum was built in the year 1974. The museum was earlier named “Curzon Museum of Archeology”. Here you can see many artifacts related to the Kushan and Gupta dynasties. It has unique architecture and many artifacts, its picture has also been printed on the stamp of the Government of India.
One of the prominent places in Mathura is Kusum Sarovar. It is about 60 feet deep and 450 feet long. This lake is named after Radha. It is said that Lord Krishna and Radha used to come here to meet. Many people also come to take bath in Kusum Sarovar, the water here is calm and clean. The evening’s Aarti here is the main attraction center of this place; many tourists also capture this view on their camera.
If you have come to visit Mathura, then you must also visit Govardhan Parvat. It has very special importance in Hindu mythological literature. According to mythological texts, Lord Krishna lifted this mountain with his little finger. People who visit this mountain are sure to visit it. It is believed that it is good to do so and Lord Krishna has special grace.
Kansa Fort was built by Maharaja Mansingh of Jaipur. Mansingh was included in Akbar’s Navratnas. A good example of a mixture of Hindu and Mughal architecture, this temple is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna.