Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura can be visited between 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM all throughout the year. As per the legend King Kansa, the ruler of Mathura was a tyrannical ruler. As per the divine prophesy his sister's son would kill him. As a result he imprisoned his sister and brother-in-law. Lord Krishna was given birth in the prison itself.
During the excavation work various things were recovered that confirm this story. The articles that were recovered include utensils, some old figurines, and a rock platform that were commonly seen in the prisons of that period. These articles are displayed in a museum. Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple shares a common wall with a mosque, due to which there is heavy security in the temple. The present temple was built in the 20th century. A stone slab is present in the temple that symbolizes the original site where Lord Krishna was born.
Last Updated on : May 09, 2013