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Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple


The Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex is a group of Hindu temples is located in Mallapura, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. These temples are built around the place where major Hindu god Krishna is said to have been born. The place holds religious importance since the 6th century BC. The temples were demolished multiple times throughout history. In the 20th century, the new temple complex was built with financial help from businesspeople containing the Keshavdeva temple, the Garbha Griha temple at the birthplace and the Bhagavata Bhavan.


According to Hindu traditions, Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in a prison room where they were confined by his maternal uncle Kansa, a king of Mathura, due to the prediction of his death by the child of Devaki. According to tradition, a temple devoted to Krishna was built the birthplace by his great-grandson Vajranabh. The present site is known as Krishna Janmasthan was known as Katra Keshavdeva. The archaeological excavations of the site had revealed terracotta and pottery from 6th century BC. It also gave some Jain sculptures as well as a large Buddhist complex including Yasha Vihara, a monastery, referring to the Gupta period (c. 400).

Full Address

Mathura - Deeg Marg, Near Deeg Gate Chouraha, Janam Bhumi, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281001


Type of Place

  • Temple

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids


  • Agra Airport
  • Mathura Junction railway station

Important Information

  • Timing- 5:00AM to 12:00NOON 4:00PM TO 9:30PM
  • All day open


  • The temple complex contains Garbha Griha shrine, Keshavdeva temple and Bhagavata Bhavan.
  • There is a large and deep stepped water pond, Potra Kund or Pavitra Kund, in the south-east of the Janmasthan temple which is related to be used for the first bath of child Krishna after his birth. The steps of the tank were constructed by Mahadji Scindia in 1782. They were repaired by his descendants in 1850.

Things to Buy

  • Stone Carved Curios Indic Literature Wooden Toys Bangles and other Accessories

Things to Eat

  • Mathura Peda Mathura Dubki wale Aloo Ghewar Kachori Jalebi Soan Papdi Ras Malai Thandai

Things to enjoy

  • One can enjoy the other constructions of complex include the Ayurveda Bhavan, International Guest House, shops, library and open space for performances.