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History of Mathura
A small city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is located at the banks of the river Yamuna and is a place rich in ancient history. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is therefore considered a pilgrimage site for Hindus. Thousands of devotees come every year to offer their prayers and visit the temples here. The Krishna Janambhoomi Temple was built in ancient times at the site believed to be the exact birthplace of Krishna.
Since ancient times, Mathura has been a hub of Indian culture and civilisation. It has been ruled in turns by ...