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An ancient city whose origins fade into the mists of history, Mathura's strategic location at the cross roads of various trade routes - that went westwards to West Asia and the Roman Empire; northwards, via Taxila, Pushkalavati and Purushapur to Central Asia and the Silk Route and eastwards to China - ensured its position as a center of trade and a meeting point for varied cultures. By the fifth century BC, during the time of Buddha, it was a major metropolis and the capital of the Surasena kingdom - one of the 16 Mahajanapadas of the period. Mathura saw its `golden age' during the rule of the Kushanas and the able governance of rulers like Kanishka, Huvishka, and Vasishka, when the arts flourished and economic wealth grew. It remained a center of power during the Mauryan period, through the enlightened rule of Emperor Ashoka to the Gupta era (4th century AD). The main places of attraction in Mathura are...
Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi is temple located in the crowded city of Mathura. Mathura, the birth city of Bhagwan Krishna is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and is approximately 145 km from the capital city Delhi. The town is renowned for being host to the most revered temple of Shri Krishna – the famous Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir. Along with neighboring towns Govardhan, Nandgaon and Vrindavan, the area is a major pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The temple is located in the middle of the city mathura..
The temple was constructed in 1814 and is located at a central place in the city of Mathura. It can be visited between 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM all throughout the year. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Krishna. The Dwarkadheesh Temple in Mathura is considered to be one of most visited temples in the city. The architecture of the temple is very interesting with beautiful carvings and paintings. Festivals like Holi, Janmashtami and Diwali are celebrated with lot of pomp and grandeur in the temple. During these occasions loads of tourists visit the temple to receive the blessings of the Lord. Presently the management and administration of the temple is looked after by the followers of the Vallabhacharya sect. .
As the name symbolizes Gita Mandir is a holy shrine where the entire text of Gita has inscribed on its precincts. This has become the most sought after tourist places in and around Mathura. The business tycoons of India The Birla group had built this stunning mandir. The temple architecture encompasses excellent craftsmanship with exquisite paintings and carvings. Sanctum of the temple is ornamented with a lovely idol of lord Krishna who is escorted by Lakshmi Narayana, Ram and Sita. Throughout the week the temple is open for poojas and during Holi and Janmashtami celebrations, the temple premises presents marvelous decorations.
The Gayatri Tapobhoomi in Mathura, India was established by Pundit Shriram Sharma Acharya (Gurudev) in 1950 at the conclusion of his 24 Gayatri Mahapurasharan, or recitations of 240,000 Gayatri Mantras per year. The Gayatri Tapobhoomi was the Tapasthali (Place of Penance) of Pundit Shriram Sharma Acharya. Among the various artifacts fine sculpture of Kushanas, gold, copper and silver coins, terrcota works , clay models, ancient pottery and paintings needs special mention. Statue of mother goddesses, stature of King Vima Kadphises sat on a lion throne and plates of the Sunga period are the other exceptional items on display.
Located at the national highway 2, Jai Gurudev Temple ( also known as Yog Sadhna Temple ) gives an impression of Taj Mahal look alike. The temple was constructed as a remeberance of Baba Jai Gurudev's guru ji(pandit ghurelal sharma ji) , Jai Gurudev dedicated the temple and the annual festival to the guru he followed in earlier life: Ghurelal Ji Maharaj, popularly known as 'Dada Guru'.