Greetings : mathura
Mathura has a unique to way to greet people. Instead of saying Good Morning, Good Evening. Locals greet here each other with the words like ” Radhe Radhe”, ” Jai Shri Krishna”, Radhe Shyam”. Since You are in the lands of lord Krishna. It is considered more appropriate and holy to greet each other with above said words.
Going into Temples: mathura
Please remove your shoes and wash your hands adequately before entering into any temple or sacred premise.
Whenever you come across any sacred Idol / Murti / Image of God or Goddess in Temple, fold your hands before God and bow respectfully.
Please remember some of the temples in Mathura & Vrindavan do not even allow carrying any Leather item on the person, so please leave your leather belt or leather purse/wallet into storeroom/locker provided by that temple.
Most of the temples prohibit photography inside the premise, please respect that rule
- Janmbhoomi – The temple is built around the prison cell where Krishna is said to have been born. It is situated next to Kesava Deo Temple and the Shahi Eid Gah Mosque. Photography is banned inside the complex by the government.
The original temple was built by King Vajra, then later rebuilt by Vikramaditya. The temple is said to have been destroyed and rebuilt 17 times in its history. Today the temple is one of the most frequently visited temples in India
Dwarkadheesh – Sri Dwarkadheesh Mandir (Hindi: श्री द्वारकाधीश मंदिर) is one of the oldest and largest temples of Mathura city in States of India of India, India. This is a major and famous Hindu shrine, and its current structure was built up by Seth Gokul Das Parikh, the treasurer of then Gwalior State(Scindia) in 1814. It was built for the famous Hindu deity Dwarkadheesh (meaning the God or king of Dwarka, where Lord Krishna has shifted from Mathura and settled till his life on earth). There the main deity is of Lord Dwarkadheesh, a form of Lord Krishna seen in a black Marble idol named Dwarkanath. With him is the White marble idol of his counterpart deity Sri Radharani
- Prem Mandir – Prem Mandir is a Hindu temple in Vrindavan, Mathura, India. It is maintained by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, an international non-profit, educational, spiritual, charitable trust.
The complex is on a 54-acre site on the outskirts of Vrindavan and is dedicated to Radha Krishna and Sita Ram. The temple structure was established by the fifth Jagadguru, Kripalu Maharaj. Figures of Shri Krishna and his followers depicting important events surrounding the Lord’s existence cover the main temple
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Before Making any Donation: mathura
In order to ensure that the donation made by you goes to the intended purpose, if you are planning to make donations in any temple, please donate your money into designated donation box only.
If you are making any donation to any religious, Social Service trust, please insist on getting a receipt for that.
Dressing Sense / Attire : mathura
Mathura being a traditional city, if you are wearing a skinny, revealing outfit it will bring unnecessary stare to you. It might offend some local people. So it is advisable to wear modestly (Especially female visitors).
Before traveling to Mathura, always have a pre-idea of weather over there to dress accordingly. The temperature at summer and winter are extreme here.
For Food & Drink: mathura
If you are going to try delicacies of Mathura, snacks are generally spicy in nature, so order a little first, if you like it then only order more.
Always eat at the place where you see many people (crowd) ordering. It ensures the freshness and good quality of food item.
Always drink branded packaged water, do not drink tap water.
For Shopping: mathura
Always insist on taking the receipt for any items you purchase from a shop / Mall.
If you are buying any item for roadside or stalls near temples or in the market, do bargain a lot.
If you are taking a transportation like a taxi, cab, auto rickshaw for an isolated / unfamiliar place. It is advisable to take the photo of driver/ license plate no. of that vehicle and send / SMS that to your tour operator or loved one. so that in case of any unfortunate incident your whereabouts can be traced.
Keep the Google maps active on your mobile / Smartphone to know your exact location.
Always keep emergency numbers in your mobile to approach in case of an emergency.
source – Mathura travels & wikipedia & my own visit
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