Saturday, 11 August 2012

Tourist Attractions in Mathura

Tourist Attractions in Mathura

The ancient land of Mathura has been known for its mythical associations and is highly revered among the various other religious places of India. Mathura was once upon a time a hub of rich culture and heritage and it is thronged by numerous tourists every year. It is the birth place of Lord Krishna and you will come across some of the most beautiful temples and shrines that have been built here. A stroll through its streets will give you a feel of the traditions that have survived in this place over several centuries. Mystic Mathura has lots of things to offer to its tourists on their tour of Mathura and some of the prominent ones to mention would be: 

Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi:
This is believed to be the birthplace Lord Krishna, the most reverd Indian deity and one of the important characters of the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. The site is now home to a magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. There is also a museum inside the temple that displays several antique statues that were excavated in the neighboring areas. 

Janma Masjid:
You will also come across this beautiful mosque built by Nabir Khan in the year1661 on your Mystic Mathura tour. The mosque looks quite imposing with its four minarets and the imprints of the bright colored plaster mosaic that had once beautified its panels. 

Vishram Ghat:
This is a holy spot and is located on the bank of River Yamuna and also has an interesting legend associated with it. Lord Krishna is said to have rested at this spot after the vicious duel with his uncle Kansa, who happened to be a cruel king and had not only misused his power and tortured his citizens but had also captivated his own father and seized his rights as a king. 
Dwarkadheesh Temple:
The Dwarkadhish Temple was built in the year 1814 and is located near River Yamina. It is the most well-liked temple of the city and looks even more attractive when it is gracefully decorated on religious and celebratory occasions such as Holi, Janmashtami and Diwali. The temple features fabulous architectural splendour and is intricately carved and painted. This temple for a long time has been managed by the followers of Vallabhacharya. 

There are so many things to watch in Mathura that you should have ample time in hand before you embark on a tour to this historic land of culture and religion. 

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