Although there are many temples in Mathura, but in this article information has been given about some popular temples of Mathura, which you must include in your list.
Mathura is the land of temples, where you will find temples in every nook and corner of the city. However, the ‘Lord Krishna Janmabhoomi’ has temples dedicated not only to Lord Krishna but also to Lord Shiva.
In this way you can see Vaishnava and Shaivite culture together here. You can see huge crowd of tourists in these temples of Mathura. During Janmashtami, when the temple is lit up with bright lights, diyas and colorful decorations, it is a sight to behold.
If you are also thinking of going to Mathura, then you must also visit the temples mentioned in this article.
Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple – Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple
Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple is located in the holy city of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. It is built around a prison cell in which Lord Krishna’s parents, Mata Devaki and Vasudev were imprisoned by Kansa Maa. This temple is of great importance to Hindus as it is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The time to visit this temple is from 5 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 9 pm.
The Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple, which is counted among the holiest temples in the city of Mathura, is famous all over the country for its elaborate architecture and paintings. It was constructed in the year 1814, whose luster is still intact. Many interesting activities are also present in and around the temple situated near the ghats of river Yamuna. The time to visit this temple is from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm and from 4:30 pm to 7 pm.
Birla MandirBirla Mandir
About 6.5 km from Mathura Junction on the outskirts of Mathura on the Vrindavan-Mathura road is the famous Birla Mandir, also known as the Gita Mandir. It is a major Hindu pilgrimage site frequented by pilgrims and tourists alike. This temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayan. The time to visit this temple in summer is from 5 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 9 pm. The same winter darshan timings are from 5:30 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 8:30 pm.
Shri Jugal Kishor Ji Mandir
Shri Jugal Kishore Ji Temple is located near Keshi Ghat in Mathura and hence it is also known as Keshi Ghat Temple. This temple also comes in the four oldest temples of the city. The temple was constructed in 1727 AD, which is built in red sandstone. The temple boasts of a grand architectural style.
Keshav Dev Temple0
Keshav Dev Temple is situated on the land behind Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura. It holds significant historical significance as it is believed that Lord Krishna was imprisoned on this land. Later, a temple was also built at the site, which was renovated several times. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple attracts maximum number of pilgrims especially during Janmashtami. The time to visit this temple is from 5 am to 9:30 pm.
Chamunda Devi Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths located on Chamunda Devi Marg in Mathura. It is believed that a hair of Mother Gayatri had fallen in front of Maa Gayatri Tapodh, where this temple is located, due to which the decision was taken to build this temple.
It is said that Rishi Shandilya did penance here and Shri Gorakhnath also attained knowledge here. The time to visit this temple is from 6:30 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 9 pm.
Shri Dauji Maharaj Temple
Shri Dauji Maharaj Temple is one of the most revered temples in Mathura and India. The temple has stood here for more than 5000 years since 1535 AD and is one of the oldest temples in the city.
The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Balarama, who was the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Devotees and pilgrims from across the country assemble at the temple to worship at the holy abode of Lord Vishnu’s Baladeva avatar.
The idol of Lord Baldev is considered to be the largest, black in color and with two hands in the Braj Mandal. The time to visit this temple is from 8 am to 6 pm.