Mathura

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Mathura (083)

Mathura (083)

27° 30′ 9″ N, 77° 41′ 22″ E

Mathura, said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, was as per the epics Mahabharata, the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the maternal uncle of Krishna. The Vishram Ghat, a bath and worship place on the banks of Yamuna River, is…

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Mathura, said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, was as per the epics Mahabharata, the capital of the Surasena Kingdom, ruled by Kansa the maternal uncle of Krishna. The Vishram Ghat, a bath and worship place on the banks of Yamuna River, is the main ghat in Mathura, central to 25 other ghats.

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Varanasi (1)

Varanasi (1)

Varanasi

25° 18′ 25″ N, 83° 0′ 38″ E

Varanasi, also commonly known as Benares, is a city situated on the banks of the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is regarded as a holy city by Buddhists and Jains, and is the holiest place in the world in Hinduism (and centre…

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