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Dwarakadheesh Temple at Mathura – Vrindavan

Dwarakadheesh Temple at Mathura (Vrindavan) is located near the Vishram Ghat on the banks of Yamuna River. The temple was constructed in 1815 and is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Krishna.

A flight of steps from a busy and narrow road takes one to the huge courtyard of Dwarakadheesh Temple. The walls of the courtyard are adorned with pictures, paintings and inscriptions.

Before the sanctum sanctorum 12 pillars support a huge dome. The dome is adorned with beautiful paintings of Sri Krishna leelas.

The main murti of Sri Krishna is carved out of black marble. At the Dwarakadheesh temple, the consort of Bhagvan Krishna is Rukmini Devi.

A unique aspect at Dwarakadheesh Temple is that the murti of Bhagvan has four arms. The walls of the temple are decorated with cow dung and not kumkum.

The most important festival in the temple is the Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Jhoola festival is also organized in Shravan month as per traditional Gujarati Calendar.

Please note that the world famous Dwarakadheesh Temple is located at Dwaraka in Gujarat.