Mathura is famous as the birth place of Lord Krishna and the fervor of Krishna worship is there for all to see. The Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex merges the historical with the mythical providing something for both the devotee and the historian. Legend has it that the great grandson of Lord Krishna, Vajranbha, commissioned the building of this temple. Over time the original temple underwent several renovations and reconstructions commissioned by kings ranging from Raja Vir Singh Bundela to Chandragupta Vikramaditya. The temple houses the Garbhagriha, literally meaning ‘birthing house’, the place where according to legend, Devaki gave birth to her eight children, the last being Krishna. This prison cell also depicts the legend of the cruelty inflicted on Devaki and her husband and the death of her seven children at the hands of Kans, her brother and ruler of Mathura.
The temple is highly revered by the followers of Lord Krishna and witnesses a sea of humanity during Holi, the festival celebrated with colors and Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Devotees, followers and others throng to the temple at this time to pray and celebrate the birth of the compassionate savior Lord Krishna. A visit to the temple any time of the year is a spiritual journey that brings calm and peace to your heart. This place of high religious significance ranks high on the list of tourists and tour operators alike.
|Timings||All days of the week 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|