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Must-visit famous Krishna temples in Jaipur

There are several other popular temples of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu in Jaipur, famous for their architectural beauty and legacy.

Rimjhim Jethani | Updated:
February 5, 2019 6:13 pm
Krishna temples in jaipur

Krishna temples in Jaipur

Jaipur: Jaipur is called ‘Govind Ki Nagri’ by many, due to its most famous Krishna temple – ‘Govind Dev Ji’, located in the City Palace complex.

There are several other popular temples of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu in Jaipur, famous for their architectural beauty and legacy.

Here are some of the most famous Krishna temples in Jaipur that you must absolutely visit:

  1. Govind Dev Ji Temple

One of the biggest, oldest and the most popular temples of Jaipur, Govind Dev Ji Mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The temple is situated in the City Palace complex and attracts a number of tourists and devotees every day. The idol of Lord Krishna was brought by the Raja Sawai Jai Singh II from Vrindavan. This temple is considered among the seven temples of Lord Krishna of Vrindavan.

  1. ISKCON- Sri Sri Girdhari Dauji Temple

Locally know as Sri Sri Girdhari Dauji Temple, ISKCON is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his brother Lord Balram. The temple is run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) also known as the Hare Krishna movement, which is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religious organization. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

  1. Govardhan Nath Ji Temple

The temple is located inside the Hawa Mahal complex and remains unnoticed to many as there is no sign suggesting the presence of the temple nearby. Hawa Mahal and the temple share the same entrance and exit.

Govardhan Nath Ji temple was built in 1790 under the rule of Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh simultaneously with Hawa Mahal. Lord Krishna in the temple is worshipped in his Baal Avatar (Child form)

  1. Akshardham Temple

Located in Vaishali Nagar in Jaipur, Akshardham temple depicts the surreal beauty of architecture in all its form. From Temple walls to temple gardens everything is alluring. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narayana. The temple has become famous among families for its tranquil nature, majestic carvings and sculptures. The temple was recently built, but has gained enormous popularity among Krishna devotees.

  1. Radha Gopinath Ji Temple

The temple is located at Purani Basti area near Chandpole in Jaipur. It was built nearly 5000 years ago by Vajranabh, grandson of Lord Krishna. Several legends of the place will take you in the Krishna consciousness world.

  1. Birla Temple

Located in the heart of the city, Birla Temple is the perfect depiction of architectural beauty. The temple is made up of white marbles and showcases some of the finest architecture works. It was built by the Birla family and have idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. The Geeta writings are printed in the art form on the walls of the temple.

  1. Radha Madhav Ji Temple

This famous temple is located in the Kanak Vrindavan Ghati on Jaipur-Amer road. As per the legend, it is also known as old Govind Dev Ji temple.

The beauty of this place will leave you mesmerized as it tells the stories of several incarnations of Lord Krishna and Radha. You will find some of the best marble works in here surrounded by line rows of fountains. The Ghati was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur around 275 years ago.

  1. Charan Temple

The temple is located on road connecting Nahargarh and Jaigarh Fort near Nahargarh biological park. According to the legends, the temple has footprints of Lord Krishna and his holy cows. It is said that in dwapar yug Lord Krishna took his cows to her for grazing.

Hence, the temple is famous by the name of ‘Charan temple’. You can admire the city’s panoramic view from the heights of this temple.

  1. Akshaya Patra Temple

This Krishna temple is located in Jagatpura which is managed by a Non-profit organization named Akshaya Patra. The NGO aims to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in India by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme in government and government-aided schools.

So, these are some most famous Krishna temples located in Jaipur. Do visit all of them and seek Krishna’s blessings. And, let’s know in comments which one is your favourite Krishna temple in Jaipur.

First published: February 5, 2019
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