Anyone interested in the Hindu culture and the history of Lord Krishna, Mathura and Vrindavan is the place for you. No matter which time of year you go, the tranquillity of the cities will leave your heart warm. Mathura is known as the birthplace of Lord Krishna and it is believed that in Vrindavan God still lives.
Roaming around the city where Krishna ji grew up and spent this childhood will give you the best feeling. The calmness and peace will melt your heart. The atmosphere is so spiritual and the culture will enhance your mythological knowledge.
Here’s everything you can do in Mathura and Vrindavan in just one day:
It is believed that Krishna Ji came to meet Radha here. One should definitely experience the Ras Leela that still happens. When you visit the place, it is advised that you hire a guide. They will give you the full history and it will be a beautiful experience. There are 1600 Tulsi trees and their branches are believed to be Gopis.
If you wish to see something soothing as well as enchanting, do visit the Banki Bihari Temple. One of the most crowded temples in Vrindavan offers you immense peace. If you want to witness and explore a little of their local culture, you must go there. Non-stop chantings, Bhajans and Prayers are done by devotees and paying garland tribute is considered to be lucky.
#MyTravaly’s pro travel tip: Visit the temple during the time of Holi. It looks best when they celebrate the colour of festivals.
The temple has a very unique structure and it is worth watching. It is considered to be one of the most expensive temples at one point in time. There are sculptures of Lotus on the top side of the temple. It is also known as Govind Dev Temple and is a very important holy place. The architecture is different from normal temples and it looks like European Cathedral.
If you visit Mathura, do visit the Krishna Janam Bhoomi and seek blessings. It is believed that Lord Krishna was born here. Because of holy believes there is a huge crowd and getting inside the Mandir becomes a little difficult. You are also not allowed to enter the temple with mobile phones or cameras. You will witness artistic paintings on the wall and a few minutes of prayer will give your mind peace and happiness.
Prem Mandir is the most beautiful temple in India. It is dedicated to Radha-Krishna and Sita-Ram. When you enter the temple, all the paintings and artifacts depict the life of the two most beautiful couple. The temple has a place to play, a canteen serving delicious vegetarian food and a lot of people will be seen praying.
Your experience at Dwarikashish Temple would be something totally different and unimaginable. The place is silent and the atmosphere will give your mind and body rest. The temple is very colourful and beautiful. The place is a little crowded but still tranquil. The ‘prasad’ and ‘bhog’ offered is a pure delicacy is to eat.
This mandir is dedicated to Lord Balrama, who is believed to be Lord Krishna’s elder brother and incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The entire Mandir is decorated by idols of lord Balrama and his wife, Revati. The white stonework is pure bliss to watch and one must visit to seek blessings and peace.
You must be wondering that all these are temples but these Hindu-rooted cultural temples are places you should definitely visit once a year. Hire local guides at every place for a better experience and understanding. They will brief you with the history attached with all the places. All these above-mentioned places can be visited in 24 hours but you should definitely stay there more and explore the beauty of Mathura and Vrindavan. Plan your trip with MyTravaly and share your mythological experience.
You can also read Temples of Lord Krishna that you must visit during Holi
This story is written by Vedanshi Kumar
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