#3 of 8 Places to Visit in Mathura
Distance (From Mathura Jn Railway Station): 4.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 4.5 km from Mathura Junction Railway Station, Vishram Ghat is a sacred bathing ghat situated on the banks of river Yamuna in Mathura.
Vishram Ghat is the main ghat of Mathura and is central to 25 other ghats. The ghat is made up of marble stone and has a large stone arch. According to the legend, Lord Krishna is said to have rested at this place after killing Kansa. The name of the ghat is derived from this particular incidence (Vishram means Rest). The Vishram Ghat is one of the most important ghats as the traditional parikrama starts and ends at this place. The parikrama is the circumambulation of all the major religious and cultural places of Mathura.
The Vishram ghat is lined with elegant temples and some of Mathura's most important shrines that include Mukut Temple, Radha-Damodar, Murali Manohar, Neelkantheshwar, Yamuna-Krishna, Langali Hanuman and Narasimha temples.
During the evening, aarti is held and little oil lamps are floated on the river which is a beautiful sight to watch. On the occasion of Bhaiduj or Yama Dwitiya which falls on the third day after Diwali, brother sister duo take holy dip on the ghats.
Visitors can also enjoy the scenic views of the river and temple on a boat ride at the ghat.
Aarti Timings: 7 PM - 7.15 PM in summer and 6.45 PM - 7 PM in winter.