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  • Surya Katakam
    Hyderabad, India1,705 contributions
    The Janmabhoomi is the birth place of Lord Krishna located between Mathura and Vrindavan the place called Govind Nagar . Krishna Janmabhoomi temple is easily accessible all over City. Buses, taxis and autos are available to reach here. The Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple was built by the Vajra nabha, who was the grandson of Lord Krishna. The temple is older than 5000 years. This temple was reconstructed five times in the past. Last time it was destroyed by the Aurangzeb and he builds Jami Masjid mosque in 1815 by using the temple material. The present seen temple was rebuilt by the Raja Patnimal in 1982.

    This is the place where Lord Krishna born on midnight of the 8th day (Ashtami) of the Sravan Masam(Month). This corresponds to 19th July 3228 BC. Lord Krishna Exhibited his pastimes for a 125 years and disappeared on 18th February 3102 BC on the new moon night of Phalguna Masam. His departure marks the beginning of the current age of corruption called as Kaliyug.

    This total temple complex is having four main spots to visit.
    1. Garbha Griha Shrine Birth Place of Sri Krishna:
    We all know that as per Puranas lord Krishna's the maternal uncle King Kamsa heard a divine prophecy saying that he would be killed by his sister Devaki's eight Son. Hence he imprisoned Devaki and her husband Vasudeva and kept on killing their son's one after another. But when the eighth son Lord Krishna was born, miraculously all guards went to deep sleep, prison gates opened and Vasudeva carried his son to Gokul crossing the river Yamuna. This actual prison place is there inside this temple complex. which is most important place to visit here. Being a birth place of Lord Krishna, this Prison cell converted in to temple called as Garba Griha. The Image of God is kept in the Garbha Griha by building platform structure with having steps, where exactly the Lord Krishna was Born. it is most thrilling experience to see the actual birth place of Lord Krishna.

    2. Bhagwat Bhavan:
    As Aurangzeb try to destroy this place and built Jama Masjid here in 1815 year, Hindu Devotee's along with Birla constructed this temple to cover Masjid Structure from front side. Now due to this high elevated temple at the main entrance side, No one able to see the Masjid from outside. after entering into the temple only we will realize that there is Masjid inside.
    This temple complex is having total 5 shrines inside. while entering from the main entrance left side you can find Lord Jagannath shrine along with his sister Subhadra and Brother Balarama like in Puri. Right side there are shrines of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. Opposite to Ram Mandir there is Hanuman shrine. another side to Hanuman temple there is Maa Durga Devi temple. The main Deity of the Bhagwat Bhavan is Lord Krishna which is located exactly in center and six feet tall Radha Krishna Statue is there in this main Mandir.
    Roof of the temple is painted with artistic murals. The walls are welded with plates of copper with Bhagavath Gita.

    3.Govardhan Artificial arrangement:
    There is artificial arrangement Govardhan as visiting place for which there is 10 INR as entry ticket. Inside there are statues arranged to show case the Govardhan Giri historical story.

    4. Pothra Kund: Pothra Kund is also called as Pavithra Kund. This is the Pond closed and southeast to Janmabhoomi. Vasudeva and Devaki used this pond for washing their clothes when they were in prison.

    Tips to follow during your Visit:
    1. The above mentioned four places are the only places inside temple. No need to hire guide as there are no hidden places to visit. at the entrance people will be there saying that they are the guides and will charge reasonable amount. try to avoid them and visit on your own to avoid cheating
    2. Temple and Masjid are adjacent hence it is most critical place in terms of security. hence security here is strict and Camera's are not allowed inside the temple complex. No Electronic gadgets are allowed inside. So try to keep all your Gadgets at Hotel itself.

    Temple timings:
    Morning 05:00 to 12:00
    Evening 04:00 to 09:30
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Mahesh534
    New Delhi, India106 contributions
    Had an excellent trip to Shri Radha Rani Temple Barasana. Height of Spiritual feeling.
    The temple, at the birthplace of Shri Radhey ji, is located on a hillock about 40 kms from Vrindavan and is easily accessible by Taxi which takes about 1-2 hours to reach there. Govt has provided good facility for cars to go upto the Maharaja of Jaipur Palace where a large ground is available for car parking. Over 150 cars are easily parked. Walking to the temple from there is about 15 minutes, not at all difficult. The temple is open from 5 am to 9 pm and closed from 2 pm to 4 pm. In between curtains are drawn for about half an hour for Bhojan and Aarti.

    A visit, depending on the rush can be between 2 - 4 hours. The temple gives a good view of Barsana city.

    It is said that a visit to Shri Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan is incomplete without a visit to Shri Radha Rani Temple Barsana. So if anyone is planning to visit Shri Bankey Bihari Temple, a visit to Shri Radha Rani temple should also be included.

    Taxi drivers are very polite and good. They tell you a lot about the place if you are interested and make your 1-2 hour journey very lively.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Vedas
    Barbil, India41 contributions
    The mighty hill Govardhan is revered as God. The Giriraj temple Mathura is dedicated to it. According to the legends, The hill was around 30,000 meters during Satayuga. Its size declines by the size of a tiny mustard everyday, due to the curse of Rishi Pulatsya. According to a local resident, it was so huge that it casted a shadow on the Dwarkadhish temple which is 25 to 30 km far from it.
    Written 8 April 2021
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  • rajatkant
    Lucknow, India282 contributions
    a very tightly layered security ensures that everything works well.
    the sops selling souvenirs are a rip off.beware of the monkeys.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Erin D
    Tampa, FL125 contributions
    I feel so lucky to have experienced celebrating Holi at the birthplace of Krishna in Mathura. I am a female and went here with two female friends and we were fine. We were never touched inappropriately as I have read from a few others. We only attended from 9:45am to 11am, so it may be that we got out before everyone got drunk. There were a few other females in attendance as well.
    The temple floors were covered in chalk and water from the water balloons. There was plenty of singing and dancing set by a few men in the center who were on a raised platform. It was amazing to be a part of this.
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • abhinav A
    6 contributions
    Situated at congested Chatta market but very clean small ghat. Many small temples around. Surprised to see river is just flowing through heart of city. You can reach by Rickshaw.
    Written 21 November 2021
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  • rohitagarwal55
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India272 contributions
    Radha Kund and Krishna Kund come on choti parikrama marg of Govardhan. Both the Kunds (ponds) are interconnected and adjacent to each other. One can take holy dip in the Kund. You can also buy fresh vegetables from the market outside Rada Kund.
    Written 29 July 2021
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  • Swarna J
    1 contribution
    This is a very ancient temple situated in the centre of mathura city. Temple is easily approachable with autos
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • brittany a
    5 contributions
    We visited the Wildlife SOS elephant conservation is was fun and very educational. A must visit in Agra
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • Yogesh P
    775 contributions
    Kusum sarovar is located near to Radha kund. One of the major attraction here. As per story here Radha and Krishna met secretly.
    Written 29 November 2019
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  • Ashish J
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India414 contributions
    Holly Shine temple. Must vist temple in Mathura. Very calm..Beautiful and holly shine worship temple. pray for Shree Shani Devi Ji
    Written 30 December 2018
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  • Ruby
    Indore, India20 contributions
    Rangji Temple is located in Vrindavan, very nice temple and also very high temple, Kanch temple is also here......
    Written 12 July 2019
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  • Ajay Mehta
    Washington Crossing, PA64 contributions
    Great temple of Shiva where lord Krishna and Gopis prayed to SHIVA when he took the form of a gopi to participate in Maharasa of Sri Krishna.Well kept,neat and clean and rare place where the keeper priests are non greedy and really devoted to Shiva.
    Written 4 January 2020
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  • Ajay
    50 contributions
    Jai Radha vallabh Ji, darshan is a delight.
    Add the bhajan on less crowded days is a bliss!
    a quiter place compared to Bihari ji temple adjacent to Bihari ji temple.
    Written 26 November 2019
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  • santosh Jha
    New Delhi, India57 contributions
    Visited the temple on ist January 2021 along with family members. The temple architecture is good and it has been very well constructed. A nice experience.
    Written 21 January 2021
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