Shri Krishna Janam Bhoomi Temple, Mathura of Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and a very ancient temple of his. The Janmabhoomi Temple of the modern era is not as huge as the ancient temple. It is said that it was so huge that everyone was filled with wonder after seeing it. Today, the place where the temple of Krishna Janmabhoomi is located, was earlier the prison of King Kansa of Mathura and in this jail, Lord Krishna was born from the womb of Mother Devaki.
This temple is famous all over the country of India and thousands of people come every day to visit it and bless their life by seeing the birthplace of Krishna.
Attempts were made to destroy this temple by attacking several times, but each time it has been rebuilt. This temple was attacked 3 times and it was rebuilt 4 times. It is the result of the devotion of the devotees that this temple has made its identity even today.
Story of Shri Krishna Janam bhoomi Temple, Mathura.
In the Dwapar era (About 5000 years ago today), when there was the kingdom of King Kansa in Mathura, then today where Krishna’s birthplace is, there used to be the prison of King Kansa. Kansa was a vicious king and he was also very merciless. He was the ultimate enemy of Lord Vishnu. Kansa had a sister named Devaki, he loved his sister very much.
Once it came to known through Akashvani that Devaki’s 8th son would kill her, then Kansh imprisoned Devaki and her husband Vasudeva in a prison, that is, Lord Krishna was born. And being young had killed King Kansa.
Early History of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi.
According to the beliefs of ancient times, the first temple of Krishna Janmabhoomi was built by Bagranabh, the great-grandson of Lord Krishna.
Apart from this, some ancient inscriptions have also been found here, on which the Brahmi script is written. According to these inscriptions, here during the time of Shoda’s dynasty, a person named Vasu had got a temple built and also got it constructed as a pylon gate.
The second temple was built during the reign of Maharaja Vikramaditya.
The second temple was to be built during the reign of Maharaja Vikramaditya and this temple was very huge. This temple was built around 400 CE. At that time there was a big center of culture and art in Mathura, people used to come here from far and wide.
At that time, along with Hindu civilization, Jain and Buddha religions had also developed here and Kai Jain and Buddha Dharma temple was built here.
The 3rd temple was to be built under the rule of Maharaja Vijaypal Dev.
During the reign of Maharaja Vijay Pal, the temple was built by a person named Jajj and giving it a new look to the temple. This construction was done in 1150 CE. This information came from an ancient Sanskrit inscription that was found near Janmabhoomi.
However, this temple was destroyed by Sikandar Lodi in the early 16th century.
Lord Krishna Janmbhoomi Temple, Mathura was built for the fourth time during the reign of Jahangir.
After being deserted for a long time, this temple was rebuilt again. After about 125 years, this temple was built by Maharaja Veer Singh Bundela of Orchha. At that time it was ruled by the Mughal ruler Jahangir, he had given permission to build this temple.
It is said that seeing the magnificent architecture and grandeur of this temple in 1669, the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb had it demolished.
Establishment of Shri Krishna Trust.
In the year 1815, this land was auctioned by the British Government and it was bought by Raja Patnimal of Banaras. Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya had come to Mathura in 1940 and when he was very disappointed to see the plight of Krishna Janmabhoomi. After this, businessman Jugalkishore Birla also came to Mathura in 1943, he too was very sad to see the condition of Krishna Janmabhoomi.
Pandit Malviya Ji had written a letter to Birla Ji for the improvement and reconstruction of Krishna Janmabhoomi and Birla Ji had bought this place in 1944 from the heirs of Raja Patnimal in his honor. Birla established the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust on 21 February 1951.
Shri Krishna Janam Bhoomi Temple Video
Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi Timing
Monday to Sunday
5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Google Map & Address
Address: Janam Bhoomi Marg, Janam Bhumi, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281001.
Images of Shri Krishna Janm Bhoomi
Other places to visit in Mathura.
- Dwarkadhish Temple
- Gita Mandir
- Govardhan Hill
- Radha Kund
- Rangji Temple
- Kusum Sarovar
- Sri Radhavallabh Vrindavan Temple
- Lathmar Holi
- Government Museum Mathura
- Jama Masjid
- Kans Qila
- Jai Gurudev Mandir
- Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple
- Kokilavan Dham
- Vaishno Devi Dham
- Potara Kund
- Gopishvar Mahadev Temple
- Chamunda Devi Temple
- Dauji Mandir
- Dolphin The Water World
- Tilak Dwar
- Krishna Nagar Market
- Shri Nand Yashoda Bhawan