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Mathura

(mă`tho͝orä, mŭ`trə) or

Muttra

(mŭ`trə), city (1991 pop. 235,922), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Yamuna River. An agricultural market town and district administrative center, it is best known as a Hindu pilgrimage site, the reputed birthplace of the god Krishna. The region, which may have been inhabited since the 7th cent. B.C., is rich in archaeological remains. Muslim rulers (16th–18th cent.) destroyed many Hindu temples in the city and erected mosques.

Mathura

 

(Muttra) a city on the Jumna River in northern India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Population, 140,500 (1971). Mathura is a transportation junction. Vegetable oil and textiles are produced there, and the city is a metalworking center. Mathura is famous for its ancient Buddhist monuments (fourth and third centuries B.C.) and Hindu temples.

Mathura

a city in N India, in W Uttar Pradesh on the Jumna River: a place of Hindu pilgrimage, revered as the birthplace of Krishna. Pop.: 298 827 (2001)
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This is a festival when devotees from all over the world head to the holy city of Mathura where Lord Krishna is believed to have been born and spent his childhood days and immerse themselves in bhajans, songs and dance performances hailing the life of the Blue Lord.
The complainant, a Lord Krishna devotee who has been living in Mathura for the last three years, reported the matter at the Paharganj Police Station on Saturday afternoon.
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I would like to thank the people of Mathura and the nation."
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Dharamji is here in Mathura to campaign for a whole day on my behalf.