The land of Krishna is famed with a remarkable heritage of temples. In every nook and corner of the city and it’s surroundings you can see magnificent temples. The entire Brij Bhoomi is a famous destination for the pilgrims. A less knowing fact is the presence of Chardham in Mathura. In case you decide visiting Mathura do not miss to visit this Mathura Char Dham yatra which falls in the way of 84 Kos Parikrama.
The Story of Mathura Char Dham Yatra
The legends say that Nand Baba and Yashoda Maa reared up Lord Krishna at infancy. After taking birth in the prison of tyrant rule Kansa at Mathura, Lord Krishna was taken to Gokul for safety. Thus he lived with Nand baba and Mother Yashoda. While his parents become old and feeble they cherished a desire to do a pilgrimage of 4 Dhams and perform the religious sacraments, lord the involved all Dhams to be at this place. Since them the divine powers of all dhams are centered here and one can visit Bedrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri Yamunotri in this region of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
In the ancient times of the epic period the surrounding area of present Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan border was called as kamyavan. From this old name the present Kama word is derived. This Kamyavan are among 12 famous forests. While you drive from Deeg to Kama, you find this Badrinath Dham. People believe that on Lord Krishna’s invocation, Lord badrinath appeared and blessed the entire popular. Since then this place is known as boodha Badri or old badri as Lord Badrinath appeared to bless old Nand Baba and Mother Yashoda. Close to old Badri you see a pond known as Alakhnanda Kund. Before visiting Boodha Badri Pilgrims are supposed to take a bath in the Alaknanda pond.
Aadi Badri Dham & Gangotri Yamunotri
Religious beliefs say that in Aadi Badri Dham, Lord Badrinath did a penance for ages. Close to this place you visit the Tapt Kund. Next to this place on another hillock you visit Gangotri Yamunotri temple. This temple is dedicated to Ganga and Yamuna Goddess. Book Maharaja Express
As you are driven nearly 12 kms from Kama you find a small hill having a temple known as Kedar nath Dham. This place is close to village Vilond . The temple like structure is created by a stone sculpture in the form of Sheshnag and Lord Kedar being shaded. Kedarnath ji is present in small cave. This temple can be approached by a flight of 400 steps. At the base of the hill you find a pond called Gauri Kund Where the pilgrims have holy ablutions. On the hill you find faint appearances of Nand and Ganesh.
Special attraction of this place is the fair arranged in sravan month and on Maha Shivratri. The same is the case in 84 kos Parikrama time while this place is thronged by millions of devotees.
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Nar Narayan Hills
The Hinduism is based on the ethos of the communion of mankind with divinity. This can be attributed in the form of Shiva-Shakti or Nar Narayan. The same is manifested in the place of 84 kos parikrama path. Close to Govardhan if you are driven nearly 40 kms you find Aadi Badri and Devsarovar. This pond is supposed to be built on the behest of Lord Badrinath. At this place you find Nar Narayan hills facing each other.