Vishram Ghat is the most important ghat on the banks of Yamuna River in Mathura. According to Hindu mythology, it was here that Lord Krishna rested after a long battle fought to kill his evil uncle Kamsa. The name of the ghat is derived from this particular incidence. The word ‘vishram’ means ‘rest’.
Street leading to Vishram Ghat
Vishram Ghat is the start and end point of the ‘parikrama’, which is a procession that circumambulates all the important religious spots in Mathura.
This ghat is host to a dazzling spectacle during the evening. Following the evening prayers, the devotees float tiny oil lamps into the adjoining Yamuna River. These floating lamps provide a spectacular scene for the onlookers.
Boats waiting for the evening Aarti to begin