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Shree Krishna Janambhoomi

Standing tall amidst the labyrinthine lanes of Mathura, the Dwarkadhish Temple is a masterpiece that resonates with history and devotion. Enshrined within its walls is the captivating black marble idol of Lord Krishna, radiating an aura of peace and serenity. Legend narrates that this very idol was worshipped by Krishna's grandson, Vijranatha, and miraculously reappeared in Mathura centuries later. As you enter the temple, the air thrums with the melodious chanting of hymns, transporting you to a realm of divine bliss. Witness the daily Shringar (adornment) ceremony, where the idol is adorned with vibrant fabrics and exquisite jewelry, a testament to the unwavering devotion of pilgrims. Whether you seek a spiritual sanctuary or simply marvel at architectural beauty, the Dwarkadhish Temple offers an experience that touches your soul.

Shree Krishna Janmbhoomi Temple

Shree Krishna Janmbhoomi  Opening and Closing timings

Entry Timings: 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM Evening 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Time Required to Explore Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple: 1-2 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fees

Vrindavan Packages: Your Portal to the Enchantment of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi

Vrindavan Packages welcomes you on a pilgrimage to the heart of devotion – Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura. As your trusted travel partner, we curate exceptional experiences that transcend mere sightseeing. Here, we delve into the captivating history, spiritual significance, and captivating experiences that await you at this revered birthplace of Lord Krishna.

A Legacy Steeped in Myth and Majesty

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is not just a place of worship; it's a living testament to a timeless legend. Let's embark on a journey through its rich tapestry:

  • The Birthplace of Krishna:  Hindu scriptures narrate that Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, was born in a prison cell in Mathura, where his parents Devaki and Vasudeva were held captive by the evil king Kansa. This very spot is revered as Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, literally translating to "Krishna's birthplace."

  • Echoes of the Past:  Archaeological excavations reveal remnants of ancient structures dating back to the 2nd century BCE, hinting at the site's long-standing religious significance. These discoveries offer a glimpse into the historical evolution of the temple complex.

  • A Beacon of Faith:  Over the centuries, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple has become a focal point for Vaishnava pilgrims and devotees worldwide. This sacred site attracts millions of visitors each year seeking blessings, participating in devotional rituals, and immersing themselves in the spiritual essence of Krishna's birthplace.

Unveiling the Essence: A Devotee's Guide

Your visit to Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple promises to be a multi-layered experience. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:

  • The Prison Cell:  Descend into the revered prison cell, believed to be the exact birthplace of Lord Krishna. The dimly lit chamber evokes a sense of awe and allows you to contemplate the momentous event that unfolded here. Imagine the joy and trepidation Devaki and Vasudeva must have felt as Krishna was born amidst captivity.

  • Keshav Dev Temple:  Emerging from the prison cell, you'll encounter the magnificent Keshav Dev Temple. This intricately carved red sandstone temple enshrines a revered idol of Keshav Dev Ji, a four-armed form of Lord Vishnu. Witnessing the aarti (worship) ceremonies and participating in devotional chants creates a truly immersive experience.

  • Kathak Museum:  Deepen your understanding of Krishna's Leela (divine play) through the captivating medium of Kathak dance. The Kathak Museum within the complex showcases artifacts and exhibits related to this traditional Indian dance form. These depictions illustrate scenes from Krishna's life, allowing you to visualize his playful interactions with Gopis (cowherd maidens) and his battles against evil.

  • Ghata Area:  The serene ghata (bathing area) along the Yamuna River offers a tranquil space for devotees to perform sacred rituals and immerse themselves in the holy waters. Witnessing the evening aarti ceremony on the ghat, with flickering lamps reflecting on the Yamuna's surface, is a sight that lingers in the memory. Breathe in the fresh air and absorb the serenity as you connect with the sanctity of the Yamuna, a vital element in Krishna's story.

Beyond the Temple: Exploring Mathura's Spiritual Delights

Vrindavan Packages encourages you to extend your pilgrimage beyond the temple walls and explore the vibrant tapestry of Mathura:

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  • Dwarkadheesh Temple:  Dedicated to Lord Krishna in his Dwarkadhish form, this majestic temple boasts exquisite carvings and towering shikharas (spires). Witness the vibrant murtis (idols) and immerse yourself in the temple's devotional atmosphere. Imagine Krishna ruling his majestic kingdom of Dwarka, as depicted in the Bhagavad Gita.

  • Govind Deo Temple:  Another revered idol of Govinda Deo (another name for Lord Krishna) resides in this temple complex. Offering a serene ambiance and traditional architecture, the Govind Deo Temple allows devotees to take a holy dip in the ganga tal (water tank) within the complex. Feel the tranquility and connect with the devotional spirit that has permeated this temple for centuries.

Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura offers darshan (viewing) twice a day with seasonal variations:

  • Summer (Apr-Nov): Mornings 5 am - 12 pm, Evenings 4 pm - 9:30 pm.

  • Winter (Nov-Apr): Mornings 5:30 am - 12 pm, Evenings 3 pm - 8:30 pm.

Aarti timings are included in darshan hours (Mangala Aarti at opening, Sandhya Aarti in the evening).

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