Janmashtami 2017: These Mathura Photos Give You A Glimpse Of Life In Shri Krishna’s Birthplace
Mathura in Uttar Pradesh is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, one of Hindu mythology's most revered deities. As we get closer to Janmashtami 2017, we give you some amazing Mathura photos that show the beauty and daily life of the pilgrim town.
| Published: August 11, 2017 10:20 AM IST
Published: August 11, 2017 10:20 AM IST | Updated: August 11, 2017 10:20 AM IST
Shri Krishna is one of India’s most beloved Hindu deities. When you think about it, he is everything every man wants to be – intelligent, kind, powerful, creative, artistic and popular with the ladies. Hindu mythology is full of great feats Krishna achieved in his lifetime. From defeating his mighty uncle Kans to playing Arjun’s chariot driver and advisor in the great Pandava-Kaurava battle of Mahabharata, Krishna’s feats leave you breathless in his admiration. There is hardly another God in Hindu mythology who garners as much attention and awe as Shri Krishna does. There are a number of places in India associated with Lord Krishna, the most significant one being his believed birthplace- Mathura. Located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is one of the holy pilgrim cities for Hindus in India. It is home to a number of temples dedicated to Shri Krishna and attracts tourists all year round. While there are many famous Krishna temples across India, the ones in Mathura hold special significance on account of their location. Come Janmashtami and all these temples will be decorated with lights, lamps and flowers to host vibrant festivities and enchanting prayer sessions. As we approach Krishna Janmashtami 2017, which falls on August 14, here are some amazing Mathura photos that give you a sneak peek into the life, events and ambiance in Shri Krishna’s birthplace.
The Kusum Sarovar Govardhan Mandir located by the lake is one of the most visited places in Mathura
Kusum Sarovar Govardhan Mandir in Mathura
Holi festival being celebrated near Vishram Ghat
That’s Hoi celebration at the Hindu Banke Bihare temple in Vrindavan near Mathura
Holi in Mathura
Radha Rani temple in Mathura
Radha Rani temple in Mathura
ISKCON temple is one of the most popular Krishna temples in the Vrindavan-Mathura region
The Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi temple is built at the place where Shri Krishna is believed to have been born. It is visited by thousands of devotees all year round.
Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi mandir in Mathura
The Shahji Temple in Mathura
View of the Vasudev Ghat as seen from the Yamuna River Boat ride in Mathura
So, if you are planning to take a break from your routine and also some of the clichéd holiday destinations of India, you should consider visiting Mathura. Not only will you get a taste of Hindu customs and traditions, you will also witness some lively scenes of daily life in a small religious town of India.