Vishram Ghat is a riverbank, an auspicious place to bath and worship in Mathura. The word “Vishram” means rest and “Ghat” means river bank and hence the name given to this place. It is one of the main Ghats of the city and there are many religious stories about this place. The traditional ritual of parikrama of all the temples of Mathura starts from here and ends here.
Vishram Ghat is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and amazing temples of Mathura which hold a lot of value in according to Hinduism. Some of the eminent temples around this Ghat are the Mukut Temple, Murli-Manohar, Neelkantheshwar, Radha-Damodar, Yamuna-Krishna and Narsimha temple to name a few. The pilgrimage to Mathura is said to be incomplete without a visit to this place. This is the place where Lord Krishna rested after killing the evil demon named Kansa, the ruler of Mathura at that time.
The grand aarti is held at the Vishram Ghat every evening and it is a sight to behold as hundreds of earthen lamps are floating on the river which looks like stars have come down on the earth. The temple made in the memory of great Vaishnava Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is also located nearby and is visited by a lot of devotees. The place has a lovely holistic ambience and you will feel the eternal peace while resting at this wonderful place.
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Aarti at Vishram Ghat is held every morning and evening.
Summers: Morning Aarti from 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM, Evening Aarti at 7:00 PM
Winters: Morning Aarti from 6:45 AM to 7:00 AM, Evening Aarti at 7:00 PM
Vishram Ghat is located about 4 kilometers from Mathura junction. One can reach the ghat directly from the station by taking public transport such as auto-rickshaws, buses or taxis. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the ghat.
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Rs. 20 – Rs. 50 per person