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Mathura

Mathura


Located: In the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh 
Majore Touris Atttraction: Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Vishram Ghat, Jamma Masjid. 
Best Buys: Images of Gods & Goddesses 

About Mathura

mMathura widely known as birth place of lord Krishna is located on the western bank of river Yamuna. It is 145 Km south-east of Delhi and 58 Km north west of Agra in the State of Uttar Pradesh. For about 3000 Year it was the hub of culture and civilization . Held in sanctity by the Buddhists, Jain and Brahmanical faith alike, it has a long and chequered history. The great school of sculpture known as Mathura school of Art flourished here for 1200 Years. Today Mathura abounds in Place of Religious and Historic Interest, All round the year A large number of Festival and fairs are held in Matura and adjoining areas of Vrindavan Gokul, Brazen and Goverdhan The rascal of Brij is thematically the basis of many performing Arts. Mathure ( Brijbhoomi) can be divided into two distinct units - the eastern part in the trans-Yamuna tract with places like Gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna and the western side of the Yamuna covering the Mathura region that encompasses Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon

Major Tourist Attractions:

Shri Karishna Janama Bhumi: The Birth Place of Lord Krishna. 

Paduka at MathuraJama Masjid:
Built by Abo-inNabir-Khan in 1661.A.D. the mosque has 4 lofty minarets, with bright colored plaster mosaic of which a few panels currently exist. 

Dwarkadheesh Temple:
Built in 1814, it is the main temple in the town. During the festive days of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali, it is decorated on a grandiose scale.