Shri Keshavji Gaudiya Math in MathuraMathura, the spiritual land lies in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and could easily be reached from Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Being the birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura is associated with Lord Krishna’s childhood days. Various saints and followers of Lord Krishna have lived in Mathura and preached spirituality to the people. Those spiritual leaders have created many maths and ashrams in Mathura. One of the famous Maths is Shri Keshavji Gaudia Math in Mathura. Shri Keshavji Gaudia Math in Mathura was built by Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Goswami Maharaj and has named the temple after one of the names of Lord Shri Krishna, Keshava Deva.
The math was built in order to propagate pure bhakti preached and practised by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a Vaishnava Saint who lived in the 16th century to all the people across the world. The deities presiding here are Sri Radha Vinoda Biharaji, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Giriraja Govardhan.
Shri Keshavji Gaudia Math has also brought out many books in Hindi and also brings out the monthly magazine called “Sri Bhagavata Patrika”. The preaching of Lord Shri Krishna the Bhagavad Gita, which has been accepted as the renounced order of life all over the world, is being published and distributed in various languages by the Math. The main followers of Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Goswami Maharaj are Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja and Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The deities are wonderfully decorated and stunning. One will really get lost by seeing the beautifully adorned gods and goddess. The temple is also built as per the ancient Hindu architecture. The temple is opened for public on all days from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Apart from daily poojas, the temple also celebrates festivals like Janmashtami and Holi with great pomp and show.
Sri Keshavji Gaudia Math in Mathura lies at Agra-Mathura road near old bus stand and is diagnolly closer to Rangeswar temple and Kans Qila. Hence, one can hire a taxi or cars or cabs from the railway station or bus station and should head towards north on the Mathura cantonment road to Agra Road and take first right on the Agra Road and take the second exit on the Hathras-Mathura Road and about 1.1 km you will find the Math.
Always the ideal time to visit Mathura is October to March since summers are extremely hot and one cannot bear it. Though the accommodation with minimum basic amenities is available in the Math itself, for those who want to stay in the luxury hotel can stay in the Mathura main city itself where they will find good hotels at competitive prices.
Of course, when you are visiting Mathura, do not miss out on the tasty local delicacies especially that are made of milk. Do shop for lovely clothes, exquisite handicrafts, footwear, decorative items made of brass and copper, all kinds of pooja items, devotional books, CDs, clothes, prayer beads etc.
Visit Shri Keshavji Gaudia Math in Mathura to learn and enjoy the pure bhakti on Lord Shri Krishna!