Mathura Travel Forum


Mathura Travel Forum Today, Mathura is a city of temples and shrines abustle with the thousands of devotees who come to visit the city of Lord Krishna. A splendid temple at the Katra Keshav Dev marks the spot that is believed to be the Shri Krishna Janmasthan - the birthplace of the Lord, by his devotees. Another beautiful shrine, the Gita Mandir, located on the Mathura -Vrindavan Road has a fine image of Shri Krishna in its sanctum. The whole of the Bhagwad Gita is inscribed on the walls of this temple.

The most popular shrine at Mathura is the Dwarikadhish Temple to the north of the town, dedicated to Shri Krishna. This was built in 1815 by a staunch and wealthy devotee, Seth Gokuldas Parikh, Treasurer of the State of Gwalior. There are about 25 ghats in Mathura today, of which the most important is the Vishram Ghat. Where according to legend, Shri Krishna took his rest after killing Kansa.


Mathura Travel ForumA long line of picturesque ghats - with their steps leading to the water's edge, arched gateways and temple spires extending along the right bank of the River Yamuna, emphasis the sacred character of the town of Mathura. The birth place of Lord Krishna, "the best known, best loved and most complex of Lord Vishnu's manifestations" - Mathura is today an important place of pilgrimage. The city stretches along the right bank of the Yamuna and the continuous line of ghats along the river makes a splendid spectacle when viewed from the opposite bank.

Today, Mathura is a city of temples and shrines abustle with the thousands of devotees who come to visit the city of Lord Krishna. A splendid temple at the Katra Keshav Dev marks the spot that is believed to be the Shri Krishna Janmasthan - the birthplace of the Lord, by his devotees. Another beautiful shrine, the Gita Mandir, located on the Mathura -Vrindavan Road has a fine image of Shri Krishna in its sanctum. The whole of the Bhagwad Gita is inscribed on the walls of this temple.

The most popular shrine at Mathura is the Dwarikadhish Temple to the north of the town, dedicated to Shri Krishna. This was built in 1815 by a staunch and wealthy devotee, Seth Gokuldas Parikh, Treasurer of the State of Gwalior. There are about 25 ghats in Mathura today, of which the most important is the Vishram Ghat. Where according to legend, Shri Krishna took his rest after killing Kansa.

It is at Vishram Ghat that the traditional parikrama (circumbulation of all the important religious and cultural places of the city) starts and ends. The 12 ghats to the north of Vishram Ghat include the Ganesh Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat with its Neelakantheshwar Temple, Saraswati Sangam Ghat, Chakratirtha Ghat, Krishnaganga Ghat, Somatirth or Swami Ghat, Ghantagharan Ghat, Dharapattan Ghat, Vaikuntha Ghat, Navtirtha or Varahkshetra Ghat, Asikunda ghat and Manikarnika Ghat. To the south, there are 11 ghats - the Guptatirth Ghat, Prayag Ghat marked by the Veni Madhav Temple, Shyam Ghat, Ram Ghat, Kankhal Ghat, the site of the Janmashtami and Jhula festivals, Dhruva ghat, Saptrishi Ghat, Mokshatirth Ghat, Surya Ghat, Ravan Koti Ghat and Buddha Ghat.

The Vishram Ghat is lined with elegant temples and some of Mathura's most important shrines are found here - the Mukut Temple, Radha-Damodar, Murli Manohar, Neelkantheshwar, Yamuna-Krishna, Langali Hanuman and Narasimha temples. The baithak of the great Vaishnava Saint, Shri Chaitanya, is also near by. The aarti held at the Vishram Ghat each evening is not to be missed, for the little oil lamps that are floated on the river set the placid water as sparkle with a myriad flickering lights.

No pilgrimage to Mathura is complete without a visit to its kunds. Tradition has it that there were 159 ancient kunds in all. Of these only four survive and can be seen. There is the elegant shiv Tal, the more famous Potara Kund associated closely with Lord Krishna besides the Balbhadra and Saraswati kunds.

The town has a number of Shaivite temples as well. The chief among them being the Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple to the west of the town, the Gokarneshwar Temple in the north, the Rangeshwar. Mahadev Temple to the south and the Pipaleshwar Mahadev Temple to the east.

 




 

Mathura Map


View Larger Map


Send Enquiry


verification image, type it in the box

 

 

 

Photo Gallery


go
go
go

 

 

 

Latest Discussion


India Travel Forum

Posted On: 18,Sep 2018 | Gujarat , India |

For Hiring a Taxi on rent in Ahmedabad. make a quick call to Bharat Taxi and Ahmedabad taxi service as well Taxi services in Ahmedabad. With cheap car rental rates, you can easily hire a car from Bharat Taxi on best price. Call on +91 9696000999.   [more]

India Travel Forum

Posted On: 15,Sep 2018 | Punjab , India |

For Hiring a Local taxi service in Amritsar. make a quick call to Bharat Taxi and book local taxi as well outstation Amritsar taxi service. With cheap car rental rates, you can easily hire a car from Bharat Taxi on best price. Call on +91 9696000999.   [more]

India Travel Forum

Posted On: 15,Sep 2018 | Jaipur , India |

Are You Searching the Tempo Traveler Service for roaming around with a family? if yes then, you came to the right place. We (Raj Taxi Service) is available at your service. We have a Variety of Taxi/Cab like Innova/Dzire and other vehicles like Tempo Traveller on rent in Jaipur for Family Trips. We offer the 13 seaters to 23 seater tempo traveler in Jaipur. All of our Tempo travelers is specially designed for tourist comfortable journey to include ample space luggage, space for leg relief, neat clean seat cover, music system. We have a large fleet of luxury Tempo Traveler for rental tour package services. We are the best traveling services include tempo traveler rental, car rental, and Tour Package. Raj Taxi service fulfills all your need related to transport services for local sightseeing and outstation tour packages. We are ready for your customized requirement for group journey with different seating tempo traveler 9 seaters, 15 seater tempo traveler to 26 seater tempo traveler.   [more]

India Travel Forum

Posted On: 12,Sep 2018 | Gujarat , India |

For Hiring a Cars on rent in Surat. make a quick call to Bharat Taxi and book local taxi as well outstation Cab in Surat. With cheap car rental rates, you can easily hire a car from Bharat Taxi on best price. Call on +91 9696000999.   [more]

India Travel Forum

Posted On: 12,Sep 2018 | Uttar Pradesh , India |

For Hiring a Online cab booking. make a quick call to Bharat Taxi and book local taxi as well outstation Car rental in Lucknow. With cheap car rental rates, you can easily hire a car from Bharat Taxi on best price. Call on +91 9696000999.   [more]

 

Total 599  All Reviews

 

Best Hotel Deals