The beauty of Mathura

Mathura is a city of religious importance in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.The deity Lord Krishna is said to have been born on the site of Sri Krishna Janma Bhoomi, a Hindu temple.

However Mathura’s popularity is not limited to the religious angle. It’s also a place of natural beauty and cultural curiosity. Here is a pictorial presentation of the beauty of Mathura.

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Dahi Handi is an Indian festival, celebrated every August/September, that involves making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with curd tied at a convenient/difficult height. This event is based on the legend of the child-god Krishna stealing butter. The festival is very popular in Mathura as you can see in the pictures above and below.

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Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love.

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