Mathura- The birth place of Lord Krishna

About Mathura

Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu was born at Mathura. The lord’s parents Vasudev and Devaki were imprisoned here by King Kansa, Lord Krishna’s uncle because he was told that the eight son of Vasudev and Devaki would kill him. King Kansa kept killing all the kids born to Vasudev and Devaki. But when the eighth son was born in the form of Lord Krishna, a miracle happened and all the doors of the prison opened for Vasudev to take Lord Krishna away from the prison. Vasudev then placed Krishna in a basket and carried him across the river Yamuna to Brijbhoomi when Krishna was brought up by Nand and Yashoda. The son was then replaced by a girl child in the prison and when King Kansa came to kill the girl child, the kid took the form of a goddess and warned him that his days are numbered since Krishna is born to free the earth of Kansa’s clutches.

How to reach
 Mathura is easily accessible and close to the national capital of India, New Delhi. Distance between Mathura and Delhi is 145 kms and between Agra and Mathura is 58 kms.

Nearest Rail head: Mathura
Nearest Airport: Agra

Other places of interest

Dwarkadesh temple is a worth visiting temple with paintings of Lord Krishna.

Vishram Ghat is the place where the lord is said to have taken rest after killing Kansa.

Govardhan hill- Lord Krishna is said to have lifted his hill to provide protection to people from heavy rains when he was young.

Temples in proximity

Govardhanagiri, Vrindavan

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