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Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura



Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Mathura


Deeg Marg, Near Deeg Gate Chauraha, Mathura

Shri Krishna Janmasthan, located in the holy city of Vrindavan(Mathura), holds a unique significance in Hinduism as the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is believed that this revered place is the same place where Lord Vishnu took his eighth incarnation in the divine form of Lord Shri Krishna. , The importance of Shri Krishna Janmasthan lies in the divine pastimes of Lord Krishna, who spent his childhood in playful and miraculous activities in Vrindavan(Mathura). The temple complex of Krishna Janmasthan includes the Keshava Dev Temple, which marks the actual birthplace, along with several other temples dedicated to various episodes from the life of Lord Krishna. Shri Krishna Janmasthan resonates with the divine love and devotion associated with Lord Krishna. Is. Devotees from all corners of the world come to the birthplace of Shri Krishna to seek blessings, witness vibrant celebrations, and immerse themselves in the intense spiritual energy of the place. The celebrations of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, are particularly grand, drawing large crowds and creating an atmosphere of joyous devotion. It is said that by coming to the birthplace of Shri Krishna, devotees get children and all their wishes are fulfilled.

 Mythological History:

Shri Krishna ji was born in the jail in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, where Mother Devaki and Vasudev were imprisoned by Kansa. Which is famous as the birthplace of Shri Krishna, this temple has great importance for Hindus. Mathura is famous as the residence of Lord Krishna, where he spent his childhood, adolescence, and parts of adulthood. Mathura, also known as Brijbhoomi, is one of the most sacred places in India. It is known for its history, archaeology, religious history, and art, and it is Famous for sculpture, it is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Krishna Janmasthan Temple witnesses huge crowds on Janmashtami (Birthday of Lord Krishna), Basant Panchami, Holi, and Diwali.

The place where Lord Krishna was born used to be a prison. The first temple here was built in 80-57 BC. In this regard, it is known from an inscription of the time of Mahakshatrapa Saudas that a person named 'Vasu' had built this temple. Much later, the second temple was built in 800 AD during the reign of Vikramaditya, when Buddhism and Jainism were progressing.

This grand temple was demolished by Mahmud Ghaznavi in 1017-18 AD. Later, it was built by a person named Jajj in 1150 AD during the rule of Maharaja Vijaypal Dev. This temple was even bigger than before, which was destroyed by Sikandar Lodi at the beginning of the 16th century.

Orchha's ruler Raja Veersingh Ju Dev Bundela again built a grand and bigger temple than before at this ruined place. Regarding this, it is said that it was so high and huge that it was visible from Agra. But this too was destroyed by the Muslim rulers in 1669 AD and a grand Idgah was built on half of the birthplace using its building material, which still exists today.

Timing of Temple :

Summer  - 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 04:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Winter -  05:30 AM to 12:00 PM & 3:00PM to 08:30PM.


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