Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi
Believed to be the place where Lord Krishna was born 5,000 years ago in
the prison of his maternal uncle King Kansa, the site now houses a
beautiful and magnificent Krishna temple. The museum inside the temple
exhibits many old statues that have been excavated here and in the
Built by Nabir Khan in 1661, the mosque looks quite impressive with its
four delicate minarets and the traces of the bright colored plaster
mosaic that had once graced its panels.
The sacred spot on the bank of River Yamuna has an interesting legend
attached to it. It is said that it was here that Lord Krishna rested
after the fierce fight with his uncle Kansa, who was a cruel king and
had not only abused his power and crushed his citizens but had also
imprisoned his own father and had usurped his rights as the king.
Situated near River Yamina, Dwarkadhish Temple was built in 1814. It is
the most popular temple of the city and looks all the more attractive
when it is ostentatiously decorated on religious and festive occasions
such as Holi, Janmashtami and Diwali. It is profusely carved and painted
and has splendid architectural traits. Since long, followers of
Vallabhacharya have managed this temple.
Mathura tours highlight various sightseeing destinations in Mathura city of India.