The holy city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh is home to Shri Krishna Janmasthan temple. It was built around the cell where Lord Krishna’s parents Mata Devaki (and Vasudeva) were held by Kansa, his evil uncle. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born in this temple.
The Dwarkadhish Temple is a famous temple in Mathura for its intricate architecture and beautiful paintings. The temple was built in 1814 and is still highly revered. The temple is dedicated Lord Dwarkadheesh (a form of Lord Krishna known by Dwarkanath), depicted in a black-marble idol.
The famous Birla Mandir is located on the Vrindavan- Mathura Road. It is also known as Gita Mandir. It is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site, dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan, an avatar of Vishnu. Its architecture speaks volumes about its grandeur and its exquisite carvings, paintings, and paintings.
Vrindavan is 22km away from Govardhan Hill, or the Giri Raj. According to the Holy Bhagwatgita, Govardhan Parvat (or Govardhan Hill) is identical to Lord Krishna. All his followers worship the hill’s pure rocks as if they were worshiping their idol.
A sacred ghar is located on the banks of the River Yamuna. It is about 5 km from Mathura which is the center of 25 ghats. Pilgrims can take a parikrama around the ghat. Literally, this means a place to relax.
The Kusum Sarovar is a beautiful reservoir made from sandstone. It’s a remnant of an earlier era. There are stairs that lead to the pond. Folklore says that Kusum, Radha’s dasis gave the reservoir its name. It’s a wonderful place to take a refreshing dip in the summer.
NandGaon, located in the Nandishwara Hills about 50km from Mathura is a charming town. It is also the home of Krishnaji’s adoptive parents, Nand Ji and Yashoda Mayya. Many temples can be found on this hill.