It was the second half of our second day during the stay in Uttar Pradesh. I had decided to dedicate the entire day in search of peace and sanctitiy. And what could be better than a temple! So me and friends planned out a quick schedule and started moving towards the Dwarkadhish temple in Mathura. This very temple redefines the history of Mathura. Mathura itself is known to be a very sanctifying place as it is the birth place of Lord Krishna. The temple is located in the eastern part of Mathura and was built by Seth Gokul Das Parikh in the year1814. As Mathura is the dwelling place of Lord Krishna, the temple is also dedicated to the Almighty.
Reaching the Dwarkadhish temple in Mathura was not very difficult. In fact it was easy to avail a bus as we could find few buses running to our desired destination. Hiring a taxi is also quite easy in this city as the place remains occupied throughout the year. The temple is uniquely designed and marks a rich form of architecture in the midst of the city. Apart from the deities like Lord Krishna and Radha, the temple also hosts images of few Hindu Pantheons. We could notice the exquisite and intricate work of the skilled craftsmen of that period. The temple is located strategically and not too far away from the River Yamuna. Cool breeze from the river sways inside the temple compound throughout the day making the place more peaceful and relaxing.
Our visiting time was during the month of February, so there was not much crowd as one would definitely visualize during the festive seasons. During few of the Indian festivals like Holi, Diwali and Janmashtami, Dwarkadhish temple becomes the hub of activities. People from the hook and corners of the country, and even few outside it flow into Mathura to seek the blessings of the deities. Hindu mythology is redefined in its own way in this temple. Local art and architecture is also sensed in the walls of the temple. With a visit to the Dwarkadhish temple, our day was filled with ethereal satisfaction and pleasure.