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Shopping in Mathura-Vrindavan

Mathura-Vrindavan is a sacred place, visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Temples, ghats and kunds of great importance are the main factors of attraction. Brajbhumi, consisting of Mathura and Vrindavan, is famous for pilgrimage shrines. It is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and just about 60km away from Agra. Mathura is the birth place and Vrindavan is the childhood place of Lord Krishna. Tour to these religious places can be made interesting by spending some time shopping in Mathura-Vrindavan.

Mathura-Vrindavan is a holy place and has very little commercial activity. Markets are flooded with most of the religious items as the place is visited by maximum pilgrims. Most of the shops sell items that are used for performing rituals and used as offerings. But still shopping in Mathura-Vrindavan is a good experience because one can view and purchase variety of the religious items along with famous sweets offered here.

Mathura is famous as the city of cowherds and true to its name. Market of Mathura-Vrindavan offers variety of milk products that could be bought from here. Mathura Pedhas are well known and famous sweet item all over the India. Among them Kesharia Pedhas, those having saffron flavor are mouth watering. Khurchan are a semi liquid variety of pedhas and they have craze in Mathura-Vrindavan. These pedhas can be the main items among your shopping in Mathura-Vrindavan.

Other milk product of Mathura-Vrindavan that is very much popular and unique in India is ghee. Ghee from this sacred place is very pure and aromatic. This healthy product has its own unique taste of Mathura-Vrindavan. Items such as cheese, cheese spreads and sweetmeats are fresh and can also be purchased from here.

It is basically a pilgrimage town and hence local market offers lots of ritual and religious items to the pilgrims. Varieties of 'Astadhatu' busts of Hindu deities are available here. These are expensive but worth buying. Several other items such as brass statues, rosary beads and utensils are also sold at Chatta Bazaar, Bengali Ghats and Chowk. Vrindavan is famous for its marble work. Here you can get marble and alabaster products. Some objects are even embedded with synthetic gems and semi-precious stones. Bangle shops of Radha Dhiraj Bazaar look very attractive with colorful bangles, and you can include them in the shopping in Mathura-Vrindavan. Lovely glass beads, wooden beads and stringing glass along with Tulsi and Rudraksh are used in necklaces, in a variety of combinations, so as to make them attractive.

Visitors even find shops selling religious books, CDs, VCDs and audio-video cassettes. Mathura being the birth place of Lord Krishna and a holy place, one finds numerous portraits, sculptures, rings, paintings, garlands and pendants of almost all the deities. The variety of rings, pendants and garlands are available in various sizes and shapes.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/16

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