Talking about the Mathura, we all envisage Lord Krishna the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu but there is something rousing and historical too with this city “Mathura”. Of course, this city has great importance in the history of our Hindu mythology. Kansa Quila in this city is like a gem to our history. For more than 7 century BC this fort is here. Reading this blog on “Kansa Quila – Mathura, Uttar Pradesh” may help you to understand how old, this city is.
How to reach Kansa Quila?
When I first visited Mathura, I had no idea that “Kansa Quila” is here, but the second time, an abrupt thought told me that if Krishna was here, there would be Kansa too, and from there, my search begins. It was me alone wandering in the streets of Mathura, asking people to help me out with the Kansa Quila, many told me that there is nothing, don’t go there some told me I don’t know where this place is. But I know the curious and stubborn mind will not stop. So, finally, I find my way to Kansa Quila.
How I visited this place is quite interesting, I was at “Shri Dwarkadhish Temple” and this abrupt thought of going to Kansa Quila came into my mind, I walked from there to Kansa Quila which is approximately 1k.m. from the temple, but I took the longest route in the world and then landed there.
Use a narrow street down there at Shri Dwarkadhish Temple and it will lead you to the Kansa Quila.
And of course, you can visit this place from any part of the city with proper means of transport. Just be safe from the monkeys down there.
Structure of Kansa Quila
Kansa the king who was there in the 7th century BC and now there are only remains of his fort. The fort is believed to be from the age of Mahabharata from this you can imagine the present structure of the fort. The fort is situated on the northern bank of the Yamuna River. Kansa Quila is also known as the Old fort or Purana Quila.
Talking about history suggests that this fort was at least destroyed and rebuilt at least 12- 15 times. The last person to build this fort was in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh of Amber. The ruins of the fort have a mixture of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. It is said that the planetarium is said to have been added to the complex by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (1699 – 1743), however, it had been demolished now. Some part of the fort is used for women’s prison nowadays. The fort has an audience hall surrounded by red sandstone pillars. This fort was earlier used as a barrier for a flood.
Here this is all with Kansa Mahal, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. More update with this place will also updated in this blog.
After watching my vlog on “Kansa Quila, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh” you will understand the current situation of the fort.
Watch my vlog here:
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