Vishram Ghat

  • Temple at Vishram Ghat
  • Way to Vishram Ghat
  • Boats at Vishram Ghat
  • People enjoying Boat ride at Vishram Ghat
  • Man Worshipping at Vishram Ghat
  • Way to Vishram Ghat Temple
Mathura city is located on the banks of river Yamuna. At present, the city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh has nearly 25 ghats, which add to the beauty of this religious city. Among all the ghats, Vishram Ghat is the most important.
To the north of Vishram Ghat there are 12 ghats namely the Ganesh Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat with its Neelakantheshwar Temple, Navtirtha or Varahkshetra Ghat, Ghantagharan Ghat, Saraswati Sangam Ghat, Dharapattan GhatKrishnaganga Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Somatirth or Swami Ghat, Vaikuntha Ghat, Asikunda ghat and, Chakratirtha Ghat. There are 11 ghats to its south, namely the Dhruva ghat, Guptatirth Ghat, Ram Ghat, Ravan Koti Ghat, Shyam Ghat, Kankhal Ghat, Prayag Ghat with its Veni Madhav Temple, Saptrishi Ghat, Mokshatirth Ghat, Surya Ghat, and Buddha Ghat.

The Vishram Ghat in Mathura is one of the most important ghats as the traditional parikrama starts and ends at this place. The parikrama is the circumambulation of all the major religious and cultural places of Mathura. As per the legend, Lord Krishna rested at the Vishram Ghat after killing Kansa.

The Vishram Ghat is bordered with beautiful temples such as the Mukut Temple, Neelkantheshwar Temple, Yamuna-Krishna Temple, Radha-Damodar Temple, Langali Hanuman Temple Murli Manohar Temple and Narasimha temples. Shri Chaitanya, the great Vaishnava Saint's baithak is situated very close to the ghat. During the evening there is a beautiful sight on the ghat as aarti is held and little oil lamps are floated on the river. The reflection of thousands of little oil lamps on the flowing river set a splendid sight.

Last Updated on : May 09, 2013