Mathurā, Mattra, or Muttra.
Ancient city on the river Yamunā in Uttar-Pradesh. As the birthplace of Kṛṣṇa
, it is one of the seven sacred cities
. It is a major centre of pilgrimage, and the site for the enactment of Rāslīlā
, a series of plays based on the life of Kṛṣṇa.