The city of mathura,
traditionally recognised as the nucleus of brajbhoomi, is a land
where Lord Krishna was born and spent his
youth. It is recognised as one of India's seven cities
capable of bestowing final beatitude. But the history of Mathura
dates back to "Tretayuga" which is much earlier than the
manifestation period of lord Shri Krishna of "Dwapara Yuga".
According to stories in our Puranas, Shatrughna, the younger
brother of Lord Shri Ram, Killed a demon named "Lavana" and
established a town called "Madhura" to become famous later as
situated on the north bank of river of yamuna, Mathura had
assumed great significance during the buddha, Mauryan Kushanas,
Guptas era(5 th century BC to 4 th century AD).
The city's strategic location at the cross roads of various
trade routes made it the meeting point of varied cultures.
Today, it is a city of temples and shrines,
bustling with thousands of devotees who come to visit the city
of Lord Krishna. The city stretches along the right bank of the
yamuna and the continuous line of ghats along the river makes a
splendid spectacle. Mathura is today an important place of