-Mathura, the birth city of Bhagwan Krishna is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and is approximately 145 kms from the capital city Delhi. Mathura is renowned for being host to the most revered temple of Shri Krishna-the famous Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir.
In one part of the Shri Krishna Janmasthan complex, a close-to-real-life tableaux has been created to represent the Lord’s favourite Gochaaran Leela at the foothills of Govardhan. On one side of the tableaux Shri Krishna and Balram with their companions are seen grazing their cows and on the other side Radhaji can be seen with her Sakhis. Even the scenes of the cave are quite realistic. Devotees are emotionally and spiritually quite moved. The soil, water, plants and trees used to depict Braja within the tableaux are from the same region of Braja connected with Shri Krishna’s Gochaaran Leela. The devotees believe that those who haven’t visited the places connected with His Gochaaran Leela can still be blessed by the Lord when they see the tableaux at his birthplace.
In order to celebrate and observe traditional religious events and programmes in a more convenient and efficient manner, Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan has had a vast stage constructed for the sake of the devotees. Shrimad Bhagavata Katha, Shri Ram Katha, Shri Krishna Leela, Shri Ram Leela and other similar religious programmes, as well as the world famous Lathmar Holi and Bhajans by renowned artistes are performed on this sacred stage throughout the year.
The Library at the Shri Krishna Janmasthan complex is a veritable treasure trove of rare manuscripts and other religious books. For thousands of knowledge-seekers as well as the research scholars, Janmasthan Library is almost a pilgrimage spot.
The Sansthan’s publishing division publishes and distributes several rare works of literature by the Late Shri Sudarshan Singhji (Chakra), as well as of other great Shri Krishna devotees, on a regular basis. In addition to Shrimad Bhagavata, the division has several other publications on various topics to its credit.
This electrically driven tableaux is located in one part of the Bhagavata Bhavan and depicts various scenes and episodes from the lives of different incarnations of Lord Vishnu, especially of Shri Rama and Shri Krishna. This tableaux has been constructed to simplify the Avatar Kathas for the sake of ordinary people, especially the children.
A correspondence school has been set up in Shri Krishna Janmasthan complex to teach and propagate the universal principles governing the conduct of one’s life (as contained in the all-time great epics, the Shrimadbhagavata Gita and Shri Ram Charit Manas). For both these scriptures, three-year study courses have been created, the degrees for which are awarded on Gita Jayanti. For each of the scriptures and for each yearly course, separate degrees are awarded. Scholars who aspire for higher knowledge, have been receiving their indoctrination, training and degrees from this institution year after year. The correspondence courses are co-ordinated by Shri Krishna Shodh Peeth Pustakalaya (library).
An uninterrupted 24 hour Akhand Harinaam-Sankirtan has been going on since 1982 on the first floor of the Bhagavata Bhavan.
The Sansthan has been providing free meals to the visiting Saadhus, Sanyaasis and other devotees on a daily basis since 1982.
A resthouse with modern amenities is being run by the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan within the temple complex. The resthouse has clean and comfortable rooms, available at nominal charges. In addition to this, wholesome vegetarian food is available for the devotees and visitors.