Mathura Dham

26th Jun 2003
Kalacakra Krsna das

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Here is an interesting piece of information about Sri Mathura Dham from the pages of H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj's transcendental diary.

"During the time of Lord Rama's advent, after Ravana had been destroyed and peace was restored to the heritage of the sages, prince Shatrugna travelled to the area of Mathura Mandala under orders from his kind-hearted brother. In the forest of Madhuvana, lived the powerful demon of the name Lavana, the son of demon Madhu. After a terrible fight which lasted for a very long time that caused the entire earth to tremble, Shatrugna killed the thorn to the brahminical order. In that place he built the beautiful city of Mathura. As the eternal abode of Sri Krsna, Mathura city is neither created nor destroyed, but like the Lord, it appears and disappears by His own sweet will. Even the name "Mathura" is equal to the vedic hymn aum (Om) for it contains the letters 'ma', 'u' and 'a', which are the sound representation of the Absolute Truth. The syllable 'ma' represents Mahārudra Siva, 'thu' represents Lord Vishnu standing near Vishrām-sthāna and 'ra' represents Lord Brahma, the creator. As the topmost abode, these three deities - Brahma, Vishnu and Siva always reside there."

Sri Krishna Janma Mathuraji Dham ki Jai!!!

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Kalacakra Krsna das.