Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

  • Main Gate of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
  • Side View of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
  • Rath design just above the Main Gate of Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
  • Shops outside the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple
  • Shri Krishna Janmasthan International Rest House
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is located in Mathura near the railway station. The temple is one of the main attraction of the city in Uttar Pradesh and an important place of pilgrimage for the devotees of Hindu community.
This Temple is distinguished as the place of birth of Lord Krishna. It is a popular belief that nearly 5000 years ago Lord Krishna was born in the prison of King Kansa in Mathura.

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