Showing posts with label Mathura. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mathura. Show all posts

Hinduism - Where Does The Yamuna River Flow In India?

 

Yamuna River is a river in India. The Yamuna River is a northern Indian river that originates in the Himalayas and flows west and south of the Ganges River before joining it at Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Along with the Ganges, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Indus, and Cauvery, the Yamuna is regarded one of India's seven holy rivers.

The Yamuna runs through the Braj area south of Delhi, which is historically associated with Krishna's country, and his followers (bhakta) hold it in higher regard than the Ganges.

Places around the Braj area have great connotations with Krishna's life for his devotees, but Mathura and Brindavan are the most noteworthy.


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Hinduism - Who Is Putana In Hindu Mythology?

 

Putana is a demon assassin dispatched by Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura, to assassinate his nephew, the child-god Krishna, according to Hindu mythology.

Putana transforms into a beautiful young lady using her magical abilities, and after fawning over Krishna for a moment, she places him to suckle at her pierced breast.

When Krishna latches on, though, Putana is in serious trouble—Krishna drains the life out of her by sucking at her breast so hard.

As she dies, she reverts to her natural shape, which is enormous and horrible, and the impact of her corpse crashing to the ground shakes the earth and falls trees.


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Hinduism - Where Is Mathura In India?

 


About 90 miles south of Delhi, in the Braj area of Uttar Pradesh, is a city and holy location (tirtha).

Mathura is famous for being the birthplace of the Hindu deity Krishna.

The Krishna Janam Bhumi, which is said to be the location of his birth, is still visible today.

Krishna was taken out of Mathura on the same night because his evil uncle Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura, had murdered all of Krishna's elder siblings when they were born.

Krishna returned to Mathura when he was of legal age, murdered Kansa, and collected his inheritance.

Mathura, like other locations in the Braj area, is replete with associations with Krishna's earthly existence; they provide his followers (bhakta) access to him by allowing them to imagine the places he visited and thereby participate in his mythological actions via imagination.


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