Places & Temples to visit in Vrindavan
Vridavan is the place of Radha Rani and the land which witnessed sacred love of Radha and Krishna. Thus, the location is the hub of the devotees from national and international location. Some of the prominent temples of Vrindavan are listed below.
Shri Banke Bihari Temple
Constructed in the year 1864, this is one of the most popular temples in Vrindavan. When the Deity of Banke-Bihari was discovered it was given the shape by placing the Deity in this temple and henceforth this temple holds a great mark for all spiritual visits.
Govind Devji Temple
Govind Dev ji temple of Vridavan is one among the places of historical importance. The temple built of redstone and is an example of elite architectures in India. The commendation for building this temple goes to Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II and Ragunatha Bhatta. During the reign of Aurangzeb, his soldiers wrecked the top floors of the temple. To save the Govind Devji’s original idol, the idol is brought to Jaipur and now the major temple of Govind devji is in Jaipur. In Vrindavan temple of Govind Devji a twin idol of the original idol is established and worshipped near the major redstone temple. If exploring historical place is your interest, then this place is must visit among the places to visit in Vrindavan.
Madan Mohan Temple
This temple is one of the oldest temple of Vrindavan is the hub of Vashnavites, followers of Vishnu. Shri Chaitnya Mahaprabhu who is none other than Vishnu is the prime diety of the temple.The temple was built by Saint Ramdas and the idol kept here, in this temple is the twin of the original idol is preserved and worshipped in Karoli temple of Rajasthan. This is the prime destination to be covered in same day Delhi Vridavan tour.
Sri Rangnathaji (Rangji) Temple
Based on the Dravidian architecture Rangaji temple has the clear reflection of South Indian temple architecture.Primary diety of the temple is Shree Narayan or Ranganatha. Narayan idol is present in his resting pose on the helix of the Sheshnag. Especiallity of the temple is tall gate or Gopuram and gold flag mast of height approximately 50 fts. Brahmaotsava is major festival celebrated in Rangaji temple which is quiet similar to famous Ratha Yatra of Puri, where devotees pull the chariot of Krishna and gain the chastity in this life.Devotees from all over India comes to Vridavan to pull the sacred chariot.Prayers and Bhogs are offered on the large scale to Ranganatha and devotees get appeased with having the Bhog as Prasad. In Vrindavan Mathura tour this place is picturesque place to explore.
Krishna Balrama Mandir (ISKCON Temple)
One of the most beautiful temples in Vrindavan, this was originally built by the committee of ISKCON. Adjoining the temple is the pure white marble made Samadhi of Shri Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON sect. Devotees from all around the Globe visit this place to give a true Hare-Krishna International touch.
Nidhivan (Vrindavan Forest)
It is said that the Brajbhoomi trip is incomplete if you have missed to visit this place where Lord Krishna used to play his transcendental flute, and play the ras-lila, (the divine dance of love) with his fellow gopis and Radha Rani. It is also believed that during the night time one can still feel the music of flute being played by Lord Krishna in this area.
Shri Radha Raman Temple
Named after one of the many names of Lord Krishna, this temple was founded by Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. This temple is famous for the design and the gift that the Lord Chaitanya had given to Gopala Bhatta Gosvami.
One of the famous temples in Brajbhoomi that was founded way back by Harivamsa Gosvami, who started the Radha Vallabha sect emphasizing devotion to Radharani. The temple is crowded with devotees from across the country throughout the year.