north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Major Tourist Attractions :
The Madan Mohan Temple, The
Banke-Bihari Temple, Jaipur Temple, Radha Vallabh Temple.
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Images of Gods & Goddesses
Nearby Tourist Destinations :
Mathura, Agra, Aligarh,
Vrindavan, just 15 km from Mathura, is another major place of pilgrimage in
the state of Uttar Pradesh in the northern part of India. Vrindavan is known
for its numerous Hindu temples - both ancient and modern. The name Vrindavan
evokes the playfulness and lovable characteristics of Shri Krishna. This is
the wood where he frolicked with the gopis and tenderly wooed Radha. This
most revered destination of the Hindus is thronged by thousands of Tourists
from all over the country.
Tourist Attractions in Vrindavan
The Madan Mohan Temple
Madan Mohan Temple located near the Kali Ghat, built by Kapur Ram Das of
Multan. This is the oldest existing temple in Vrindavan today. The temple is
closely associated with the saint Chaitanya. The original idol of Lord Madan
Gopal was shifted from the shrine to Karauli in Rajasthan for safe keeping,
during Aurangzeb's rule. Today, a replica of the image is worshipped at the
The Banke-Bihari Temple
Built in 1864, the Banke-Bihari Temple is the most popular shrine at
Vrindavan. The image of Banke-Bihari was discovered in Nidhi Vana by Swami
Haridas, the great Krishna devotee, belonging to the Nimbarka sect.
Radha Vallabh Temple
The famous Radha Vallabh Temple set up by the Radha - Vallabh sect, has the
crown of Radha-Rani placed next to the Shri Krishna idol in the sanctum.
The Jaipur Temple is a richly embellished and opulent temple in Vrindavan.
The temple was built by Sawai Madhav Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1917.
The fine hand - carved sandstone is of unparalleled workmanship. The temple
is dedicated to Shri Radha Madhav.
The Shahji Temple
Designed and build in 1876 by a wealthy jeweller, Shah Kundan Lal of
Lucknow, the Shahji Temple is another popular temple at Vrindavan. The
deities at the temple are popularly known as the Chhote Radha Raman. Noted
for its magnificent architecture and beautiful marble sculpture, the temple
has twelve spiral columns each 15 feet high. The `Basanti Kamra' - the
darbar hall is famed for its Belgian glass chandeliers and fine paintings.
The nearest airport is in Agra, which is 57 km away.
Vrindavan has a small railway station but the nearest
railhead is in Mathura, which is just 10 km away.
Vrindavan is well connected by road with important centers in
Uttar Pradesh. Tourists can take buses, taxis and shared tempos for visiting
Mathura and Vrindavan.
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