The Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple complex is the main pilgrimage spot in Mathura and the focal point of Lord Krishna legend. A narrow street full of shops precedes the temple complex where visitors are subjected to security checks. Once inside, peace, calm and spirituality prevails.Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is built around the prison cell in which Lord Krishna was born after his parents Mata Devaki & Vasudeva were imprisoned by his evil uncle Kansa. Inside the complex is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna adorned with ornaments, a well from where jail inmates were fed water and a shrine for yogmaya (Daughter of Nand Baba).The legend has it that the temple was first built on this site by Vajranabha, Krishna’s great grandson; and has been rebuilt several times over in the centuries that followed. The present temple houses paintings of scenes from Lord Krishna’s life and idols of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.
Cameras, mobile phones and other gadgets are not allowed within the premises of the temple.