People flock Radha Kund, cause traffic jam on Delhi-Mathura road

Commuters had a harrowing time on the Delhi-Mathura national highway Thursday due to blocked traffic as people gathered near Radha Kund for a dip in the Yamuna river, police said.

IANS| Updated: Oct 16, 2014, 15:33 PM IST

Mathura: Commuters had a harrowing time on the Delhi-Mathura national highway Thursday due to blocked traffic as people gathered near Radha Kund for a dip in the Yamuna river, police said.

Thousands of people came to Mathura Wednesday from nearby places to take a holy dip in the Yamuna and this led to the traffic jam, which was cleared after five to six hours, police said.

Many couples who wish to have a child took bathe in the river Wednesday evening and more are expected Thursday, a priest said.

"People came from across the country to take a dip into the river. This is an auspicious month of Kartik when devotees take a holy dip every morning in the Yamuna," said priest Madhukar Chaubey.