Mathura - Outside Krishna's Birthplace

Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The old temple, Sri Krishna Jama Bhoomi Mandir is built on the site of his birth, about 3500 years ago.

Krishna was born within a prison cell, a simulacrum of which is stallion side the temple. It is very beautiful but photography is not allowed.

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Mathura - Outside Krishna's Birthplace

The Hare Krishna people feed hundreds of the hungry everyday. In a country where there is dire poverty, this deserves enormous respect.

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Mathura - Outside Krishna's Birthplace

For those who can afford it, there are plenty of delicious foods on offer at every corner of the old town.

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Mathura Temple

Just a short walk from Sru Krishna Jama Temple is this ancient, pre Mughal, temple.  Made of  deep terracotta sandstone, it dominates a low hill with views over Mathura.

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