Shri Krishna birthplace episode
– Photo: Amar Ujala
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Most important in Mathura’s Shri Krishna Janmasthan and Idgah dispute are the remains of more than 300 idols and inscriptions, which were found in the excavation of Janmasthan started in 1953 from the same land on which the temple is being claimed. These idols and inscriptions are kept locked in a special room at the birthplace of Shri Krishna.
Mathura was known for special civilizations since ancient times. Hundreds of people come daily to see the various sculptures related to these civilizations in the museum here. The 13.37 acres of Katra Keshav Dev’s land on which the litigants are claiming that Aurangzeb had built an Idgah by demolishing the temple. In this area, when the earthen mound was excavated, many idols were found.
Only seven of these idols are in the museum of Mathura. The rest of the idols and the remains of the idols and inscriptions found in the excavation are still with the Sri Krishna Janmasthan Sansthan. He has been kept very carefully by the institute. All these have been preserved in a special room.