Mathura is a little town on the river Yamuna. Shri Krishna was born at this holy place. The land still seems to be pleasant with the music of his flute. Mathura and Vrindavan is a village where Lord Krishna had spent his childhood.
The city of Mathura is also known as Brajbhoomi. It is in Uttar Pradesh and some kilometers away from Agra. This Brajbhoomi is divided into two units that is the eastern part in the Trans Yamuna tract (including places like Gokul, Mahavan, Baldeo, Mat and Bajna) and the western side of the Yamuna. It covers the regions like Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kusum Sarovar, Barsana and Nandgaon.
Shri Krishna was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was born in the Dwapara Yuga as the eighth son of prince Vasudev and his wife Devaki. In order to save him from the murderous intentions of his maternal uncle Kansa, the new born Krishna was spirited away soon after birth to Gokul. Here after baby Krishna grew to manhood in the tender care of his foster parents Nand and Yashoda. In his childhood, Lord Krishna also got the happy company of the cowherds.
Vrindavan is closely associated with Krishna and is just 15km north of Mathura. It is said that Vrindavan have been the stage on which Lord Krishna used to perform his famous romantic and sportive activities. Vrindavan is a town of shrines and ghats. There are numerous sacred tanks from which Brahama Kund and Govinda Kund are most venerated. In Vrindavan, there is a well known temple of Govinda Deva which is not just famous in Mathura- Vrindavan but also throughout the country.
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple is a great temple which is commonly known as Mathura Temple. Its importance over other holy spots is due to the belief that it stands on the same place where Shri Krishna was born. The temple complex presents a fabulous and colossal structure and is one of the most familiar places of the Hindu adulation.
People come from all over the country and stand in long queue for hours just to have a holy darshan of their beloved lord. You will find no other temple in the country like this one that has undergone number of destructive activities of Muslim Invaders.
Mathura temple shares a common wall with a mosque and so the pilgrims have to undergo hard security check up while entering the temple premises. No cell phones or cameras are allowed in the premises. There is an old pond having great architecture of the steps and a small room which is inside it. The water of the pond is dirty and in summers it is left empty with no water.