Mathura was once called Madhupuri. It is one of the oldest and most popular cities in India located on the banks of River Yamuna.
The origins of Mathura as mentioned in Padma Purana attribute it to Shatrughan – the youngest brother of Sri Ram of Ayodhya. He killed the Asura Lavanasura, who was the son of Asura Madhu who we meet in Devi Mahatmaya and created this place. This indicates that the place came into existence during Treta Yuga. In Dwapar, this was the playground of Sri Krishna and best