The town of Mathura (Brajbhoomi)
is located in the western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in the
northern region of India. It is a part of the great northern plains and is
situated on the western bank of the river Yamuna. It is famous as
birthplace of Lord Krishna, an important deity in the Hindu religious
pantheon. It is an important pilgrim place of the Hindus and one of the
seven most sacred cities in India. The main pilgrim centre in Mathura is
the Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi temple.
Mathura is also an
important crafts centre. Mathura belongs to the Agra Sub circuit of the
Golden Triangle of India i.e. Agra-Delhi-Jaipur circuit.
It is worthwhile to visit
the Mathura region for the sheer pleasure of tracing the early years of
the life of Lord Krishna.