Today, we are going to visit the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, a very important pilgrimage, historical and heritage site that has more than a thousand temples to showcase the multifarious incarnations of Lord Shri Krishna and the pastimes of Lord Shri Krishna and Shrimati Radharani.
Mathura is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Agra, and 145 kilometres (90 mi) south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the town of Vrindavan, and 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Govardhan.
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Shri Krishna, which is located at the Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex. It is one of the Sapta Puri, the seven cities considered holy by Hindus. The Kesava Deo Temple was built in ancient times on the site of Krishna’s birthplace (an underground prison).
Mathura has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.
Mathura is a holy city for people practicing Sanatana Dharma, loosely called as Hinduism, the world’s third-largest religion. There are many places of historic and religious importance in Mathura and its neighbouring towns. The twin-city to Mathura is Vrindavan. As the home of Krishna in his youth, the small town is host to a multitude of temples of Lord Shri Krishna in various forms or avatars. Some notable religious sites in and around Mathura are:
- Keshav Dev Temple (Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi)
- Dwarkadheesh temple Mathura
- Vishram Ghat (Bank of River Yamuna)]
- Krishna Balaram Mandir
- Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
- Kusum Sarovar, Govardhan etc.
For more information of Mathura, Please visit the Wiki Page: Mathura.