Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi
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|Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi|
View Of The Religious Site in the bottom left with adjacent mosque and temple
|Location||Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India|
Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi is a religious temple in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The temple is built around the prison cell where the ancient Hindu god Lord Krishna is said to have been born. It is situated next to Kesava Deo Temple and a mosque(Shahi-Eidgah Mosque), photography is banned inside the complex by the government.
The original temple was built by Vajranabha, then later rebuilt by Vikramaditya. The temple is said to have been destroyed and rebuilt 17 times in its history. Today the temple is one of the most frequently visited temples in India.
- Krishna Janmasthan Temple, Uttar Pradesh Tourism Bureau
- Krishna: A Journey through the Lands & Legends of Krishna, by Dev Prasad
- Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture by Lavanya Vemsani