Mathura Tour India
Mathura is traditionally
recognized as the capital of the Braj Boomi, the land which gave
birth to Lord Krishna.
Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located
at a distance of 145 km south-east of Delhi and 58 km north-west
of Agra, the city of Taj. Covering an area of about 3,800 sq.
km., today, Brajbhoomi can be divided into two distinct units -
the eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places like
Gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and the western side of the
Yamuna covering the Mathura region that encompasses Vrindavan,
Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon.
A long stretch of beautiful ghats - with their steps leading to
the water's edge, arched gateways and temple spires extending
along the right bank of the River Yamuna, enhances the sacred
character of the town of Mathura. The birth place of Lord Krishna
- Mathura is today an important place of pilgrimage, flocked by
thousands of pilgrims daily.
Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi
The birth place of Lord Krishna. It is believed that
this is the place where about 5,000 years ago lord Krishna was
born in the prison of King Kansa. While excavating this area,
many old statues were found which are now displayed in the
museum. At present this place has a beautiful temple of lord
Temple, built in 1814, is a popular temple in the center of town.
It is the main temple of the town, during the festive days of
Holi, janmashtami and Diwali. Situated on the city outskirts, the
temple carving and paintings are major attraction. This is the
most visited temple in Mathura. This temple is managed by
followers of Vallabhacarya. Once you enter this temple from the
street, it is fairly interesting architechually and there is a
lot of activity inside. It is located in the eastern part of
Mathura, not far from the Yamuna River.
Located at Dampier Park, it has one of
the finest collection of archaeological interest. Rare items from
the Gupta and Kushan period (400 B.C.-1200A.D.) are on display.
The museum has the richest and by far the most important
collection of Mathura School of Sculptures of c. 3rd cent. B.C.
to c. 12th cent. A. D. which attained the pinnacle of glory
during the reign of Great Kushan and Gupta Emperors. With the
most impressive quantum of plastic forms with vast and varied
meaning on display, the museum provides perhaps the best material
available for the study of Indian Art and Iconography.