28 April 2014

Vishram Ghat, Mathura

From Krishna Janma Bhumi Temple, was our visit to Vishram Ghat, on the bank of the river Yamuna. The lane has shops which sell pooja items and an arch with few steps down, leads to the ghat.
The Ghat gets its name Vishram(resting) for been said, Lord Krishna rested at this place after killing Kamsa. This is the main Ghat of Mathura and is central to 25 other ghats. Vishram Ghat centres the 25 ghats in Mathura at 13th place, with 12 ghats on either side of it.
Yam Dwitiya: According to Mythology Yam(Dharmaraj) and Yami(Yamuna) where twins. Soft hearted Yamuna couldn't see sufferings of human beings and wished to alleviate them. On her birthday she invite her brother for feast. Pleased Yam, grants Yamuna with boon. She ask her brother to grant those people with relief from clutches of birth and death, whoever bathe in her water with faith on this day. Every year thousands of brothers and sisters visit Vishram Ghat to perform worship and get relieved from clutch of birth and dead.
There are many shrines on the Ghat, on the bank of holy Yamuna. Yam and Yamuna temples, Krishna Balraam Mukut temple, Radha Damodar Temple, Murali Manohar Temple, Langali Hanuman Temple, Neelkantheshwar Temple, to name few. 
Gordhan Nath temple is another small shrine, on the path way to the Ghat.
The boating at the Ghat, gives an entirely different view of the ghat from the river. Plan your visit during morning or evening Aarti. The chanting of aarti songs along with lite lamps floating on the water, surround the environment with holy and positive vibes.
Opposite to the Vishram Ghat arch, is Dwarkadeesh Temple. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, this is one of the oldest temples of Mathura.
There are other small shrines inside the temple, dedicated to other Hindu dieties. The temple is said to be built by Seth Gokul Das Parikh in 1824. Seth who was a treasurer in Gwalior Estate and a great devotee of Lord Krishna.
The temple has great architecture and paintings, though photography inside the temple premises is strickly prohibited. 
Check out the temple timings of all temples in Mathura and Vridavan, plan your visit accordingly.
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1 comment:

  1. Very beautiful temple. No vehicles are allowed and the only way is walking. You need to keep some important tips-don’t start your journey between 11 am to 4 pm unless the weather is pleasant as you will be exhausted due to excessive heat. However, you can have some Nimbu Pani and Buttermilk on your way that are sold by the local vendors. Check out all best places to visit near Pune also.