Saturday, January 17, 2015


Vrindavan also known as Vraj is a town 15 Kms north of Mathura on the banks of river Yamuna.It is an important pilgrimage site. It is the site of  an ancient forest where Lord Krishna spent his sportive childhood.

Famous Restaurants: Khusboo, Iskon, Shri Shri Radhakrishnan.

Places you must visit:

Govind Dev Temple was constructed in 1590 by Raja Man Singh of Amber.It has an impressive alter of silver and marble.The ceiling of the main hall is decorated with a sculptured lotus which weighs over several tons.The upper four floors of the temple was plundered and destroyed during the Mughul era by Aurangzeb.

Shahji Temple was built by wealthy jewelers of Lucknow Shah Kundan Lall and Shah Fundan Lall. The temple is also called the twisted pillars temple as the pillars in the temple are made up of beautiful white highest quality of  twisted marble.The deity in this temple is Chota Radha- Raman.The world famous Basanti Kamra is situated in the eastern wing of the temple.It has spectacular  ancient chandeliers and rare paintings.

Rang Ji Temple is Vrindavan's longest temple built by Seth Govind Das ji and Seth Laxmi Chand ji in 1851.The main gate is in Rajput style and the rest of the architecture follows south Indian pattern.There is a 50 ft gold plated Dhwej Stamb.

Madan Mohan Temple is one of the oldest temple in Vrindavan. It was built by a merchant named Ram Das Kapoor in 1580. This temple is situated on a 50 feet hill called Aditya Tila. On one side of the temple is the Bhajan Kutir of Sanatan Goswami and his samadhi is on the back.

Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir is one of the main ISKON temple in India and Internationally.This was founded by Srila A.C Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada.The deities of the temple are Krishna and Balrama at the center altar. On the right altar are Radha Krishna with gopi Lalita and Vishakha and on the left altar is a Murti of Chaitanya Mahaprahu with Nityanand.

Nidhi Van is one of the most significant and popular temple.It is also called Madhuvan. There are various mystery spots in this temple.There is samadhi of Swami Haridas, The Radha Rani temple, the sacred well of Radha Rani, The appearance place of Lord Banke Bihari and the costume place of Lord Priya-Priyatam.

Seva Kunj is a place where the Radha Damodar Mandir is located. It was built by Srila Jiva Goswami in 1542.The deities of Sri Sri Radha Damodar are here.

Banke Bihari Temple is the most popular temple constructed by Swami Haridas in 1864. Banke means bent in three places and Bihari means supreme enjoyer.Banke Bihari was originally worshiped at Nidhivan.

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