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a very important religious city of Uttar Pradesh, is the epicenter of
Brajbhoomi, the land of Lord Krishna. It is located at a distance of 145 km
south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west of Agra. An ancient city, Mathura
derives its glory & sacred character from being the birth place of Lord
Krishna. Through centuries, it has attracted pilgrims from the Hindu ,
Buddhist & Jaina fold.
History & Culture
Mathura is a city with great history, although over the years only the
ruins of the large palaces ,temples ,mosques, monasteries remains which
speak widely about the city blessed with good ancient culture, tradition &
Ghats & Kunds
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. No pilgrimage to Mathura is complete without a visit to
its kunds. There is the elegant shiv Tal, the more famous Potara Kund
associated closely with Lord Krishna besides the Balbhadra and Saraswati
Vrindavan, just 15 km from Mathura, is another major place of pilgrimage. It
is the town of 4,000 temples where the sounds of celebrations for lord
Krishna is constantly resounded. From the Delhi-Agra highway near Mathura,
one can see the red temple that marks the place of Krishna's birth. However,
it is only when one ventures a few miles down to Vrindavan that Krishna's
real home is discovered.
History & Culture
Although Vrindavan is not actually the place where lord Krishna is believed
to have been born, it is here that he is said to have spent a great deal of
time during his growing age. He used indulged in the playful acts with the
gopis, such as hiding their clothes as they bathed in the river.
Madan Mohan Temple
It is located near the Kali Ghat and is the oldest existent temple in
Vrindavan today. The temple is closely associated with the saint Chaitanya.
The Banke-Bihari Temple built in 1864 is the most popular shrine at
Vrindavan. The image of Banke-Bihari was discovered in Nidhi Vana by Swami
Haridas, the great Krishna devotee, belonging to the Nimbarka sect.
The deities at the temple are popularly known as the Chhote Radha Raman.
Noted for its magnificent architecture and beautiful marble sculpture, the
temple has twelve spiral columns each 15 feet high.
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