Facts about Vishram Ghat:
Vishram Ghat is a serene place on the bank of the river Yamuna surrounded by plants, creepers and flowers. Here Sri Krishna used to take rest with his friends while grazing the cows in the field. The place is spiritually significant where Sri Krishna used to play the flute sitting on the brunch of a Kadamba tree.
This sacred Vishram Ghat is popular among the devotees as Sri Radha used to come here to collect water from the river Yamuna and also spend a delightful time with Sri Krishna. It is a bathing Ghat where the devotees of Sri Krishna come to take a holy dip in the river Yamuna. There are a total 25 Ghats in Mathura and the Vishram Ghat is the biggest and the most famous among them.
Mathura Vishram Ghat is made up of marble stone and there is a large arch at the entrance. There are a number of beautiful temples that surround the Ghat. Some of the major temples are Yamuna-Krishna, Radha-Damodar, Mukut Temple, Neelkantheshwar, Langali Hanuman, Murali Manohar, and Narasimha temples.
Usually, the devotees after a holy dip in the water start a Parikrama (circumambulation) of the temples and returned to the same place.
Yamuna Aarti at Vishram Ghat:
Aarti is held daily at Vishram Ghat. The view is spectacular in the evening when the grand Aarti takes place with big diyas and oil lamps. Devotees float the oil lamps and diyas on the water, which reflects on the clear water that sparkles and projects a mesmerizing view.
Aarti time in Summers:
Morning Aarti time is 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM, Evening Aarti time is 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Aarti time in Winters:
Morning Aarti time is 6:45 AM to 7:00 AM, Evening Aarti Time is 7:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Evening aarti is most important to see at vishram ghat that you shoud not miss. It lasts only for 15 minutes, make sure you are able to behold that beautiful sight. Carry your videocamera, phones, camera, or anything along with you to capture the essence of aarti. Aarti is offered by floating small oil lamps on the water that create a divine beauty filling your mind and body with the serenity and purity. You can also take a boat ride to enjoy the scenic views of the river and temples in the Vishram Ghat.
Experience the Boat Ride at Vishram Ghat:
A boat ride is one of the top things to do at vishram ghat in mathura city because it give inner joy that helps you discover the new side to the city. While riding in the Boat, you capture the scenic views of the Holiest River Yamuna. During the ride in the boat, you can view the entire stretch of the vishram ghat.
At Vishram Ghat, you have many option to choose variety of boats available, but all at different rates and you can negotiate the prices with the boat operator. Disscuss with the boat ride sellers is important, else the boat ride turns into an expensive affair. If you are hire Personal boats then it might be slightly expensive. For the best experience of the boat ride in mathura, you may choose boat ride in the evening and watch the aarti from the boat itself and capture amazing picture of river aarti.
How to Rach Vishram Ghat:
Vishram Ghat from Railway Station:
Vishram Ghat is located approx 4 kilometers from Mathura junction station. One can reach the vishram ghat directly from the railway station by auto-rickshaws, buses, e rickshaws, taxis or richshaws. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the ghat.
Vishram Ghat From Mathura Bus Stand:
Vishram Ghat is located approx 2.8 Kilometers from Mathura Bus Stand. You can reach Ghat from bus stand by auto rickshaws, buses, e-richshaws, taxis, or richshaws It takes around 10 minutes to reach there.
From all other points, you can take any local transport that will drop you directly to the ghat. Private hired vehicles are a convenient option.
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