Mathura widely known as
birth place of lord Krishna is located on the western bank of river
Yamuna at latitude 27degree 41 Minute N and 77Degree and 41 Minuet E. It
is 145 Km south-east of Delhi and 58 Km north west of Agra in the State
of Uttar Pradesh. For about 3000 Year it was the hub of culture and
civilization . Held in sanctity by the Buddhists, Jain and Brahmanical
faith alike, it has a long and chequered history. One of the Sapta
Mahapuris, it was ruled in turns by the kings of Solar and Lunar
dynasties and became a center of three Cultures India Indo-Scythian and
Hellenstic. For are creation Mathura is the Athens of India. The great
school of sculpture known as Mathura school of Art flourished here for
1200 Years. Such proliflic creativety and gushing devotion to novel Art
Forms and experi-ment in sculptures and clay figurines as found in this
school are rare in the annals of indian Art History. A survey of this
glorious School of Art can be made in the Government Museum, Mathura.
The present day Mathura abounds in Place of Religious and Historic
Interest, All round the year A large number of Festival and fairs are
held in Matura and adjoining areas of Vrindavan Gokul, Brazen and
Goverdhan The rascal of Brij is thematically the basis of many
SHRI KRISHNA JANMA BHUMI
: The Birth Place of Lord Krishna
: Built by Abo-inNabir-Khan in 1661.A.D. the
mosque has 4 lofty minarets, with bright colored plaster mosaic of which
a few panels currently exist.
: The sacred spot where Lord Krishna is believed
to have rested after slaying the tyrant Kansa.
: Built in 1814, it is the main temple in the town. During the festive
days of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali, it is decorated on a grandiose
GITA MANDIR :
Situated on the city outskirts, the temple carving and painting are a
: Located at Dampier Park, it has one of the finest collection of
archaeological interest. Rare items from the Gupta and Kushan period
(400 B.C.-1200A.D.) are on display. Major attraction for tourists.