Mathura is one of the very popular pilgrimage destinations in India. Touted to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna the most revered and beloved incarnation of Lord Vishnu, The town draws millions of travelers from across the globe every year. The devotees and the tourists make sure they visit this holy city during any of the festivities of Holi, Janmasthami and Diwali. There are several places of tourist attractions in Mathura almost all enjoying religious association. The numerous attractive spots monuments in the city are highly visited along with temples. Mathura Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi is a very prominent monument and deserves at least one visit.
Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi is the birthplace of the Lord, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is held that God was born in a prison cell that existed here at the place where the temple stands today.
History of Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi, Mathura
According to mythological records Krishna was born to Vasudeva and Devaki. Devaki was the sister of the king Kansa to whom divine prophesy revealed the 8th son of Vasudeva and his sister will be the cause of his death. In an attempt to save himself, he killed the first 7 children of the couple but eventually failed to do so with the eighth one who was transferred safely to Gokul and later succeeded in putting an end to the life of the evil.
Hence, it is at such an eventful and important site that the Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi was built. Not only this, it was many times destroyed during the rules of Mohammed Ghazni, Sikander Lodi and Aurangzeb. Nevertheless, it has been restored every time.
Description of Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi, Mathura
One of the most revered monuments in Mathura, Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi boasts of an extensive complex. Several big and small temples are erected within the premises. To visit the temples in this complex, you have to form long queues. You also have to go through certain security checks at the gate. You will also have to leave your cell phones outside the sanctum sanctorum.