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Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

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Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is located in Mathura near the railway station. The temple is one of the main attraction of the city in Uttar Pradesh and an important place of pilgrimage for the devotees of Hindu community.

Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi is one of the holiest places for Sanatan Dharmis (Hindus), since it is the birth place of Bhagwan Krishna. It is a prison cell belonging to his mama (maternal Uncle) King Kans where Bhagwan Krishna was born.

This Temple is distinguished as the place of birth of Lord Krishna. It is a popular belief that nearly 5000 years ago Lord Krishna was born in the prison of King Kansa in Mathura.

Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura can be visited between 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM all throughout the year. As per the legend King Kansa, the ruler of Mathura was a tyrannical ruler. As per the divine prophesy his sister’s son would kill him. As a result he imprisoned his sister and brother-in-law. Lord Krishna was given birth in the prison itself.

During the excavation work various things were recovered that confirm this story. The articles that were recovered include utensils, some old figurines, and a rock platform that were commonly seen in the prisons of that period. These articles are displayed in a museum. Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple shares a common wall with a mosque, due to which there is heavy security in the temple. The present temple was built in the 20th century. A stone slab is present in the temple that symbolizes the original site where Lord Krishna was born.

Bhagwan Krishna (भगवान कृष्ण) is the supreme deity of all demigods of all old, recent religions. Bhagwan Krishna is the protector of Sanatan Dharma, the only dharma which has no beginning or end – other religions are manmade so have sustainable period of few hundred years.

Bhagwan Krishna is Avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu, worshiped across many traditions and cultures of Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism). After Krishna gave Srimad Bhagwad Gita gyan to Prince Arjun, did the whole world come to know that Krishna is the only supreme God who took Avatar in Dwapar Yug.? Initially, this truth was known only to near and dear ones of Bhagwan Krishna.

Avatar is the divine birth where the Bhagwan do not take birth like humans but come into existence with glaring rays of light, comprising the shine of millions of suns. The entire world and the surrounding within eagerly wait for this rare incident to happen.

Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi is temple located in the crowded city of Mathura. Mathura, the birth city of Bhagwan Krishna is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and is approximately 145 km from the capital city Delhi. The town is renowned for being host to the most revered temple of Shri Krishna – the famous Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir. Along with neighboring towns Govardhan, Nandgaon and Vrindavan, the area is a major pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The temple is located in the middle of the city Mathura.

According to historians, the prison cell, popularly known as ‘Garbha Griha’, in the temple premise is the exact place where Bhagwan Krishna was born. The stone walled cell is reminiscent of the cruelty of King Kans. Many statues and sculptures of the bygone era were found on excavating the site. The prison cell was gradually turned into the present beautiful temple. Lakhs of devotees visit the temple during Janmashtami. The festivities and celebrations during the festival are famous all over India. Celebrations begin during mid night with the birth of Bhagwan.

Timing

Morning : 5:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m
Evening : 4:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m

Distance

  • From Delhi it is 161 KM away.
  • From Mumbai it is 1372 KM away.
  • From Kolkata it is 1328 KM away.
  • From Chennai it is 2018 KM away.

Location

Janam Bhumi, Mathura,
Uttar Pradesh, 281001.