Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

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Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

The Mathura city is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The Shri Krishna Janabhoomi temple in Mathura is the birth-place of Lord Krishna. It was built over the jail. It is also famous as Kesava Deo Temple and Krishna Janmasthan.

The Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple was built by the Vajra nabha, who was the grandson of Lord Krishna. The temple is older than 5000 years. The temple was reconstructed five times in the past. In 400 AD, it was rebuilt the second time. At that time the temple looks beautiful without having any of the painting in it. Mahmud of Ghazni destroyed this temple in 1017 AD.  It was then rebuilt by the Jajja in 1150 AD.  In the 16th century, Sikandar Lodi destroyed this temple. Raja Veer Singh rebuilt this temple after 125 years ago. He spends 3.3 million rupees in its construction. But later it was destroyed by the Aurangzeb. He builds Jami Masjid mosque by using the material of the temple. In 1815, the temple was rebuilt by the Raja Patnimal. In 1982, the construction of the temple was completed.

The place unchanged. There is also an old room of jail. It is said that it is the born place of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was born on a rainy night and in the dark. The temple has a complex structure. It has many temples with old and new temples of small and big size. There are 5 shrines in Bhagwat Bhavan, keshavdeva, and Garbhagriha. The image of God is kept in the garbhagriha. The temple is built on a platform with having some steps. The entrance of the temple is covered by a porch with having carved pillars. There are many small temples around this temple. Some of them also have a hall. The main temple of Lord Krishna is in the Bhagwat Bhavan. There are shrines of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman on its left side and the shrines on the right-hand side are of Lord Balram, Subhadra, and Jagannath. There is also human size statue of Lord Radha Krishna. The roof of the temple is painted with artistic murals. The walls are welded with plates of copper with Bhagavath Gita. There is also a bid picture of Lord Krishna which looks completely alive.

There is also a Pothra kund where the Vasudeva and Devaki wash their clothes when they were in jail. There are many festivals celebrated at this place including Holi, Basant Panchami, Maha Shivaratri, Janmashtami, Deepavali, Sharad Purnima, Goopa Ashtami, and many others. The temple opens in all days of the week from 5 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 8 pm. The best time to visit this temple is from November to April as summers are extremely hot. There is no entrance fee in the temple. It is just 2 km from the railway station of Mathura. There are many staying options as there are many hotels and Dharamshalas.

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