The main shrine embraces the images of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. Apart from the image of Radha-Krishna, the shrine has images of other Gods of the Hindu Pantheon. The structure of the temple has the glimpse of local art and architecture. The interiors boast the excellent work of art, brilliant carvings and exquisite paintings.
Dwarkadheesh Temple is one of the most visited shrines of Mathura. Built in 1814, Dwarkadhish Temple is said to have been constructed by Seth Gokul Das Parikh, who was the treasurer of the Gwalior Estate. He was a great devotee of Lord Krishna and erected the shrine to commemorate the deity. In the present day, Dwarikadhish Temple is administered by the followers of the Vallabhacharya sect.
Legend says that it was here that the lord took rest after killing Kamsa.
The aarti held at the Vishram Ghat each morning & evening is not to be missed, for the little oil lamps that are floated on the river set the placid water as sparkle with myriad iridescent lights. Devotees across the world lit the lamps and make it float on the water. It is a striking sight to catch the glimpse thousands of devotees praying with devotion.
Around Vishram Ghat some temples such as the Neelkantheshwar Temple, Mukut Temple, Radha-Damodar Temple, Yamuna-Krishna Temple, Langali Hanuman Temple Narasimha temples and Murli Manohar Temple.Boat ride tour is avlable.
A Taj Mahal "look alike mosque" is located on the right side of the road in Uttar Pradesh, between Dehli and Agra. I asked the driver to slow down so I could take some pictures, when he said that the building was not that special. It just look nice on distance.
This South Indian style temple was built by the wealthy Seth family of Mathura in the year 1851, and is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha or Rangaji, a form of Lord Vishnu lying down on the Sesa Naga (celestial serpent). This temple has a traditional South Indian gateway and is surrounded by high walls. It is one of Vrindavan's largest temples.
This is the spot where Lord Krishna was born in Mathura. A marble slab marks the original spot of birth in the Katra Keshav Deo Temple at the site. The main shrine is inconspicuous, a narrow passage leads into a small room with a raised platform to the left, beautiful pictures of the child Krishna adorn the platform and the story of his birth is both written and illustrated on the walls. A narrow set of marble steps lead to a terrace through a walled corridor, creating the effect of a prison while leading out.
This is the place where Lord Krishna killed the Kesi demon who appeared in the form of a gigantic horse and then took His bath in this very same ghata. This is also very famous bathing place and Boating around the Ghats in Vrindavan.
The Krishna Balram Mandir or the (ISKCON) temple is a magnificent new construction built by funds from devotees from all over the world. The temple is actually a group of buildings made of white marble with intricate carvings on them, and has one of the highest standards of deity worship and cleanliness. Hare Krishna devotees from many parts of the world can be seen here throughout the year. Adjoining the temple is the samadhi of Swami Prabhupada, its Founder.
The Govind Deo Temple was once a magnificent seven storeyed structure built in the form of a Greek cross. It is said that the Emperor Akbar donated some of the red sandstone that had been brought for the Red Fort at Agra, for the construction of this temple in 1590 by his general Man Singh, the temple combines western, Hindu and Muslim architectural elements in its structure. But after it was demolished by Emperor Aurangzeb only three of its storeys remain. However, its red sandstone edifice is still quite impressive.
The Nazi symbol is not new and has been in use in India for a very long time. The twisted cross appears in large numbers at the Dwarkadheesh Temple, the largest temple in town. Built in 1814, the temple doesn't appear particularly old, and it remains well maintained. It's painted in strong hues of red and yellow. Across the street is a Djarmsala, a place of overnight stay for religious pilgrims, with a very old sign of invitation and rules of behavior for those staying. Inside the walls that surround and protect the temple, there are cultivated gardens with statues and a pillar not unlike the one in Delhi.
The Ghats on the Yumana river are quite a distance from the water during the dry season, so we climbed down the steps and walked across the sand to see what we could find. We watched a ferryman transport passengers across a narrow place in the river with his open boat and pole. We also watched as laundry workers folded sheets with great skill. We could see the mosque in town.
-The Government Museum, Mathura museums . The collection of objects are almost about the main periods of the Mathura art .I found some masterpieces which I always seen in books .It's the must place to visit,if you love history and art.
-Entry fee Rs.25
-Open 10.30 AM.-4.30 PM. on weekend - Monday.
The plan of museum is in circle ,but at the time I arrived some galleries was under construction.I found some sculptures laid on the floor which 's not so good .
If you visit the museum and it 's still on renovation ,don't forget to notice some objects which laying on the floor ,some 're so fascinating.
We didn't visit it, but there is also a Mosque worth visiting by its presence along the Yumana River waterfront.