Mathura is a sacred city situated in Uttarpradesh India
It is an important pilgrimage place for Hindus and one of the seven sacred cities in India. The main
pilgrim center in Mathura is the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple.
Mathura is situated on the west bank of the river Yamuna. Mathura is also
an important craft center. The origin of Mathura is prehistoric. It is said to
be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, the popular avatar of Lord Vishnu. It
is mentioned in the ancient Indian epic of Mahabharata. It later became a part
of the Mauryan Empire.
The Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi is the main attraction of
Mathura and an important pilgrimage place for Hindus. It houses an excellent
collection of sculptures belonging to the ancient Mathura school of art. The
Vishram Ghat, on the river Yamuna, is an additional place to visit in Mathura. It is
said that Lord Krishna had killed the tyrant Kansa here. The Sati Burj, Kans Qila, Jama Masjid, and Dwarkadheesh temple are some
of the other places to see in Mathura.