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Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi | Uttar Pradesh, Mathura

The small, dark prison cell, where the eighth incarnation of Vishnu and one of the most popular Gods of Hinduism, Lord Krishna was born has been, has been over the years renovated into a beautiful temple for the devotees to worship his divinity. The jail doors, prison wall, cement beds and other relics reverberate with the presence of the Lord. The shrines in the complex have been constructed and destroyed over various eras through history. The complex is studded with temples, old and new, radiating the essence of Krishna all through the air of Mathura. According to the folklore, the first temple was constructed on this spot by Vajranabha, the great grandson of Lord Shri Krishna. The next  temple was constructed here during the reign of Gupta Emperor, Chandragupta Vikramaditya in 400 A.D which was destroyed by Mahmud Ghaznavi. Maharaja Vijayapal Deva, then constructed a third temple. This structure was destroyed in the early sixteenth century during the reign of Sikandar Lodi. About 125 years later, Raja Veer Singh Deva Bundela of Orchha constructed another magnificent temple. This was later destroyed by Aurganazeb. 'Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi Trust' with the help of many prominent devotees of the Lord, developed the divine premise.

Legend

Devaki's brother, had ascended the throne by imprisoning his father. A prophecy from heavens predicted Kamsa's death at the hands of Devaki's eighth child. Kamsa locked his sister and husband, Vasudeva in prison and killed their children, one by one, immediately after birth. The seventh child is believed to have been transferred to the womb of Rohini. That is how Balram was born. In the month of Bhadrapada, at midnight, as darkness engulfed and t...View more

Architecture

Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple was built over the prison which was believed to be the birth place of Lord Krishna.This temple complex is monumental and presents an imposing structure studded with a number of old and new, small and large, temples. The complex constitutes of Garbhagriha, Keshavdeva and Bhagwat Bhavan which houses five shrines. The garbhagriha is where the image of the main Deity is kept. The temple is approached by a flight of step...View more

Darsan Info

SUMMER
5.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
4.00 P.M. to 9.30 P.M.
WINTER
5.30 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
3.00 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.
Security is very tight and devotees cannot carry mobile, camera, gadgets etc inside the temple premises.

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing

Culture

Mathura is one of the ancient cities in India, mentioned from the time of Ramayana. Being the birth place of Lord Krishna, it is considered one of the Saptapuri pilgrimage centres where moksha can be attained. Mathura sees celebrations on a grand scale during Janmashtami and other festival days. Raasleela of Mathura, depicting the love of Krishna and Radha, is a prominent part of  the festival as well as Indian folklore.

Language Spoken:Hindi

Location and Contact

Janam Bhumi, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

By air - Agra is the nearest domestic airport and Delhi the nearest international airport. Agra is 49kms from Mathura while Delhi is about 150kms from  the Janmabhoomi.          By road- Taxis and buses are available from all the major cities in UP and Delhi. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation provides bus facilities to Kanpur, Agra, Delhi and Lucknow. Private buses are also available.     

By rail - Mathura is connected to the major cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Pre paid this are available from the station to the temple.

Additional Info

  1. Guest house by the Janmabhoomi trust is available with the complex. 
    Other places to stay in Mathura- Sheetal Regency (096392 36505)
    Divine by Audra hotels (080069 55955)
    Best Western (0565 329 8427)
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Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja, aarti, abhisheka and rituals to the various deities. Keertans, bhajans, chanting & prayers echo in the complex

Regular Offerings

Milk, curd abhisheka, flowers

Special rituals

Janmashtami is celebrated with zealous festivities in Mathura. As Krishna was born at midnight, celebrations lead to the time, after which the main pujas and rituals take place. Abhishekams, cradle rocking, chants, hymns  and presenting the Lord with a 56 dish meal are some of the customs of that day. Nearly 10 lakh devotees are believed to come to Mathura to pay their respects to Lord Krishna on Janmashtami.

famous Festivals

January - Basant Panchami
March - Holi
August - Janmashtami
November - Deepavali

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