The Vishram Ghat is the most popular of all ghats in Mathura. This particular ghat is believed to be the spot where Lord Krishna rested after defeating Kansa.
The city’s most popular shrines are located in and around the Vishram Ghat. The aarti (prayers) held during the mornings and evenings presents a mesmerizing sight. Devotees throng the site from across the country to pay homage to Lord Krishna and offer sweets and prayers.
The Vishram ghat has been damaged and rebuilt several times over the years. In the days of yore, the site was severely damaged and practically destroyed during invasions. During the time of Sikander Lodhi, two Vaishnavite saints took it upon them to repair the ghat.