Best Visit Places in Mathura

Best Visit Places in Mathura

Mathura, a city steeped in mythology and religion, is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Here are some of the must-visit places in Mathura

Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple:  This revered complex is built around the prison cell where Lord Krishna is believed to have been born. The complex includes several temples, halls, and a courtyard. A major pilgrimage site for Hindus, the temple complex is especially crowded during Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.

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Govardhan Hill: According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan Hill to protect the villagers of Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra, the god of rain. A sacred hillock, Govardhan Hill is a popular pilgrimage site. Devotees perform a circumambulation (parikrama) around the hill, which is about 21 kilometers long.

Dwarkadhish Temple: One of the most prominent temples in Mathura, the Dwarkadhish Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna as Dwarkadish, the king of Dwarka. The temple's architecture is a blend of Mughal and Hindu styles. The intricate carvings and the beautiful sanctum sanctorum housing the idol of Lord Krishna make this temple a must-visit.

Vishram Ghat: Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, Vishram Ghat is a sacred bathing spot for Hindus. Legend has it that Lord Krishna rested here after killing Kansa, his evil maternal uncle. Aarti (worship with lamps) performed here in the evening is a mesmerizing sight.
Radha Kund: A sacred site for Hindus, Radha Kund is a man-made kund (pond) in the shape of a horseshoe. Legend has it that Lord Krishna created this kund to please Radha, his beloved. Devotees take a holy dip in the kund, believing it to wash away their sins.
Prem Mandir: A relatively new structure compared to the other historical sites, Prem Mandir is a place of worship dedicated to Radha and Krishna. Made from Italian marble, this architectural marvel is known for its intricate carvings and beautiful idols.
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