Brajamandak Parikrama Day 2
Lord Krishna’s Appearance Place –
Mathura is a city of profound spiritual significance as the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is a beloved deity in Hinduism, and his divine appearance in Mathura is a cherished legend.
The story unfolds in Mathura, ruled by the tyrannical King Kansa. A prophecy foretold Kansa’s demise at the hands of his sister Devaki’s eighth son. As fate would have it, Lord Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva. A miraculous storm aided his escape to Gokul, where he was raised by foster parents, Yashoda and Nanda.
The Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple in Mathura stands on the very spot of Lord Krishna’s birth. This sacred complex includes the Kesava Deo Temple and the prison cells of Devaki and Vasudeva. Intricate artwork, sculptures, and an aura of devotion greet visitors.
Other Sacred Places Visited by Gaudiya Mission Parikrama
Lord Baladev’s Temple –
The temple, with its striking architecture and serene ambiance, attracts devotees and tourists alike. The deity of Lord Balarama is adorned with care and devotion, and the temple resonates with melodious bhajans (devotional songs) that fill the air with spirituality.
Lord Baladev, also known as Balarama, is a revered deity in Hinduism, celebrated for his unwavering devotion and strength. He is the elder brother of Lord Krishna and is often depicted carrying a plow, symbolizing his role as the farmer god. Baladev signifies the essence of agricultural and rural life.
His character embodies simplicity, and harmony, and is the protector of dharma. Lord Baladev’s significance in Hindu mythology extends beyond being Krishna’s brother; he exemplifies the virtues of loyalty, strength, and righteousness. Devotees seek his blessings for spiritual strength, and he remains an integral part of India’s rich religious tapestry.