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Hindu Temple in Mathura

Kesava Deo Temple

Among the foundations of the mural-filled Kesava Deo temple complex is a small, bare room with a slab of rock on which Krishna is said to have been born, some 3500 years ago. Near Katra Masjid, a mosque built by Aur…
Museum in Mathura

Archaeological Museum

This large museum houses superb collections of religious sculptures by the Mathura school, which flourished from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD.
Hindu Temple in Mathura

Gita Temple

This serene marble temple, on the road to Vrindavan, has the entire Bhagavad Gita (Hindu Song of the Divine One) written on a red pillar in the garden.
Religious in Mathura


You can barely move here during Krishna’s birthday, when temples are swathed in decorations and musical dramas about Krishna are performed.
Area in Mathura

Vishram Ghat & Around

A string of ghats and temples lines the Yamuna River north of the main road bridge. The most central and most popular is Vishram Ghat, where Krishna is said to have rested after killing the tyrannical King Kansa. Bo…
Landmark in Mathura


Mosque in Mathura

Katra Masjid

A mosque built by Aurangzeb in 1661 on the site of a temple he ordered to be destroyed.
Tower in Mathura

Sati Burj

This four-storey tower was built by the son of Behari Mal of Jaipur in 1570 to commemorate his mother’s sati (self-immolation on her husband’s funeral pyre).