Throughout Braj, memories of many incidents related to the life of Shri Krishna, the worshiper of Hindus, are scattered everywhere. According to mythological beliefs, Mathura has the greatest importance because it is the birthplace of Krishna. The pleasant surprise is that the idols of Shri ki Janmali are still present in Mathura. According to an estimate, the remains of the jail where Shri Krishna was born to Kansa in Mathura 5133 years ago can still be seen. Over time, a temple was built on these remains, which was demolished and rebuilt several times.
This Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple was built for the first time by Yaduvanshi king Vajnabha in 30 BC. Chandragupta Vikramaditya built it during his reign in 400 AD. In 1017-18, Mahmud Ghaznavi demolished this temple, which is mentioned in the book ‘Tarikhe Yamini’ by Mahmud’s Mor Munshi Al-Uthi. During the reign of Maharaja Vijapal Dev Tomar, Jat ruler Jajan Singh rebuilt this temple in 1150, which was destroyed by Sikandar Lodi in the beginning of the 16th century.
For the fourth time, the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi was constructed by Raja Bir Singh Bundela of Orchha. It is said that this temple was so huge that it was visible in Agra but Aurangzeb handed over the temple in 1669. The Frenchman Katri Davornier, who came to India in the 17th century, mentioned the beauty of this temple in his travelogues. Italian tourist Manucci has mentioned the huge peak of this place known as ‘Keshavdev Temple’ in his description.
French traveller Tavernier, who came to India in the 17th century, has mentioned the grandeur of this temple in his travelogues. Italian tourist Manucci has mentioned the huge peak of this place known as ‘Keshavdev Temple’ in his travelogue.