Your understanding of time and space changes as you enter the divine holy city of mathura through the famous city gates called The Tilak Dwar.
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna at the centre of Braj or Brij-bhoomi, called Shri Krishna Janma-Bhoomi, literally: ‘Lord Krishna’s birthplace’. The Keshav Dev Temple was built in ancient times on the site of Krishna’s legendary birthplace (an underground prison). According to the Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana epics, Mathura was the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the maternal uncle of Shri Krishna. ( Source : Wikepedia )
Like any other holy city of India, Mathura is full of temples big & small. As a tourist if you like to take a dip into divinity, there can’t be a better place on the planet than vrindavan or mathura where you can feel the presence of the divine power in every bylane. Almost every shop, every place is named after one of the many names of the Lord Shri Krishna.
He is the master.
He is the Lord of the Kings of the Great Kings.
He is the air that You and I breathe.
He is the moment in which You & I live in.
He is the Time & Space & everything beyond.
I’ve been coming to this lovely city of Lord Krishna for ages. The city has a deep rooted connection in my life too, my dad was born and brought up in the by lanes of this mystical place. Despite the imperfections which are part of any small town in India, the place has a certain degree of rustic rawness associated with it.
Like any other holy city in the world, vrindavan and mathura offers you uninterupted divine bliss. The local people, whose simplicity and loyalty towards their Lord would make you feel awe-struck. The city is arguably drenched in the supreme bliss of Lord Krishna.
As the home of Lord Krishna in his youth, the small town is host to a multitude of temples belonging to various sects of Hinduism proclaiming Lord Krishna in various forms and Avatars. Some of the most famous temples are Banke Bihari Temple, Prem Mandir, Maa Vaishno Mandir, Rang ji Temple and Iskcon Temple. ( Source: Wikipedia )
I’ve been fortunate to watch this holy city from my eyes many times, walk in its beautiful lanes and ghats, eat some of the most delicious recipies & desserts anyone could offer. The welcoming nature of the town still never cease to surprise me.
Here is photolog from the magical city duo vrindavan-mathura
Video of Entering mathura thru Tilak Dwar – Rickshaw Ride
Front Gates of Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi ( The birthplace of Lord Krishna )
Painting by a Local Artisan
Carved Hanuman Chalisa at Bengali Ghat in Mathura
Legendary Kalp Tree at Raman Reti Karshni Ashram in Gokul
Old is Gold – Vintage Horse Tonga which was earlier used for passangers, now carrying stuff for local businessmen
Sumptuous Badam Milk for your taste buds
Local Rickshaw Puller at Tilak Dwar
Special Video on Arti at Dwarka Dhish Temple by Local Singers
Picture Gallery From Vrindavan & Mathura