Govind Devji Temple



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The original Govindevji Temple was found about nearly 450 years ago by Rupa Goswami. Govindevji was removed from the Vrindavan when the Muslim emperor Aurangzeb tried to destroy it. The original Deity is now in Jaipur, in Govind Devji temple right outside the King of Jaipur's palace. Govind Dev Ji Temple is one amongst the major tourist attractions of Jaipur. The Temple depicts the royal past of Jaipur. The Temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji which is the another name of Lord Krishna. The Temple in Jaipur is situated in the City Palace complex, between the Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal. Govind Dev Ji was the principal deity of Amber's Kachawaha Dynasty. In the earlier times, the idol of the lord used to reside in the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.

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According to one of the legend, Govind Dev Ji appeared in the dream of Raja Sawai Jai Singh and had asked him to bring his idol from Vrindavan to Jaipur. As the wish of gods Raja Sawai Jai Singh brought the idol and placed it in the City Palace complex of Jaipur. After the sad demise of Jai Singh, many successors acquired the throne, but later in the year 1890 Raja Man Singh took the initiative to build the temple.

Significance of the temple
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The legend which relates to the Lord Govind Devji was also known as "Bajrakrit" communicating thereby that it was developed by Bajranabh - The Great Grand Son of Lord Shri Krishna. As He asked his Grand Mother as to how Lord Shri Krishna looked like. Then later he made an image of Lord Shri Krishna according to the definition given by his Grand Mother. She also revealed not everything but only the Feet of that image looked like those of Lord Shri Krishna. After all this he made another image, yet she said that the only the chest looked like the same. Thereafter, he made the third image and looking at the same she felt blush and nodded yes and that was what Lord Shri Krishna looked like.

The first one was called with the name Lord "Madan Mohanji". The second one got recognition as the Lord "Gopi Nathji ". And then third one was given the name as it was divine majestic holy image is LORD "GOVIND DEVJI".The beautiful and magnificent images of Radha-Krishna don’t allow the devotees to take off their eyes from the lovely view of the God and Goddess. Very unique 'Aartis' and 'Bhog' are offered to the deity daily at seven different times of the day. Every time when the Radha-Krishna Idols are revealed to the devotees, they are clothed in and decorated in a different manner. The Devotees visiting this sacred and auspicious place get the glance or 'Darshan' of the deities, reverberates the temple with the pious phrase "Jai Govind".

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The idol of the Lord Govind Devji is taken out seven times everyday for 'Aarties' and 'Bhogs' which is mostly offered in the silver wares, containing mostly of sweets. Radha Krishna's idols are dressed in different styles and every time for the 'Aarti ‘in the day and the procession where a lot of followers or 'Bhakt' gather around the courtyard for the Darshan of Govind Devji Temple.

In this scared Land of Lord Krishna, the Cow holds a sacred position and is rightly being called as "Gau Mata" ( The Mother Cow ). As Cow plays a significant role in the lives of people and the economy of this Nation; the management of the Temple is committed itself to the security, service and betterment of the Cow and motivates the people at large to this benevolent and pious cause.

Thousands of devotees thronged the temple, especially during Janmashtami, to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. It has been said that Emperor Akbar donated red sandstone meant for building Red Fort at Agra for construction of this Govind Devji temple. The architectural style of temple is built in a pleasing amalgamation of Western, Hindu and Muslim architectural traits.

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The number of Devotees to the Temple daily runs to thousands and to lakhs on Festive Days. Large numbers of people of Vaishnava Discipline who worship the Lord Vishnu avatar from Bengal, Bihar, and Manipur and Assam come here to pay homage and take a dive into this Celestial Stream of Boons and Blessings.

The Govind dev ji temple of Lord Radha-Krishna is surrounded by beautiful gardens and places, this garden specially has a name Talkatora; in this garden there are many attractions available for children and youngsters.

This temple over the year has become important and a popular temple in Jaipur. Today the Satsang hall developed in this temple is a Guinness Record also.

Time to Visit
The Govind Devji Temple of Radha Krishna in Jaipur is open Monday to Sunday From 05:00 AM To 09:00 PM

Timings and Daily Schedule of Worship, Aarti and "Bhog":
  • Mangala 5:00 am - 6:00 am
  • Dhoop 8:30 am - 9:45 am
  • Shringar 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Rajbhog 11:45 am - 12:15 noon
  • Gwal 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sandhya 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Shayan 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
It is believed that the image of the deity is brought from Vrindavan and Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh installed the idol here. Daily poojas includes aarties, which are conducted seven times a day. The temple premises always has large gathering during the Janmashtami festival. Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Shri Krishna celebrated with a very large scale in the temple.The festival falls on the Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksh of Bhadrapad month as per Hindu calendar, which is approximately mid of August.

The Timing of the Askhardham Temple for Dharshan is 9 AM - 9 PM (Tuesday-Sunday). Closed on Monday. Murti Darshan: 9 AM to 7 PM, Exhibitions: 9 AM to 6 PM, Musical Fountain Show: 6.45 PM, Premvati Food Court: 11 AM to 10 PM from October to March, Murti Darshan and Exhibitions close one hour earlier.

Other Places to Visit

A very much rustic village culture of Rajasthan is the Abhaneri which is founded by King Raja Chand; the village has remarkable step wells – baoris and Harshat Mata Temple.

Samode is worth visiting which is a beautiful village known for the Samode Palace which was owned by a rawal of Samode.

Galta is very close to Jaipur, famous place for the sacred kunds – water reservoirs. The village is also known for temple of Galtaji which is located just beyond Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh.

Karauli is a pleasurable tour which is a must pray in the temple of Kaila Devi. Madan Mohanji and other historic monuments in this area are worth visiting. Devoteess can visit this place during the annual fair of Kalia Devi for extravagant experience.

This site is very close to Jaipur famous for the majestic Jaigarh Fort which was built during 15th and 18th century.

Balaji is at a distance of 102 Km from Jaipur which is a Hindu exorcism temple of Balaji mostly for people who suffer from possession. On Tuesday and Saturday there is a huge crowd of victims.

Nearby tourist places to Govind Devji Temple




Near by Tourist places to Govind Devji Temple

How to reach the Temple

Jaipur can be reached by trains from Delhi, Agra and Mumbai. Jaipur jointly facilitates with Delhi by National highway-8 and Jaipur is 259 KM far from Delhi in the south west direction.

There are Daily Express and Luxuries trains from Jaipur to other major cities in the country.

One can reach the Govind Devji Temple after reaching Jaipur heading towards the temple through different ways like through local buses, Richshaws and taxis.