Vrindavan, Mathura, India

Temples in Vrindavan

Madan Mohan Temple

The Madan Mohan Temple located near the Kali Ghat which was built by Kapur Ram Das of Multan. This is the oldest existent temple in Vrindavan today. The temple is closely associated with the saint Chaitanya.


Banke Bihari Temple

The Banke Bihari Temple built in 1864 is the most popular shrine at Vrindavan. The image of Banke Bihari was discovered in Nidhi Vana by Swami Haridas Ji, the great Krishna devotee, belonging to the Nimbarka sect.


Radha Vallab Temple

The famous Radha Vallab Temple set up by the Radha-Vallab sect has the crown of Radha-Rani placed next to the Shri Krishna idol in the sanctum.


Jaipur Temple

The Jaipur Temple built by Sawai Madhav Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1917, is a richly embellished and opulent temple. The temple is dedicated to Shri Radha-Madhav.


Shahji Temple

The Shahji Temple at Vrindavan, was designed and built in 1876 by a wealthy jeweller, Shah Kundan Lal of Lucknow. The deities at the temple are popularly known as the Chhote Radha Raman.


Rangaji Temple

The Rangaji Temple, built in 1851, is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha or Rangaji depicted as Lord Vishnu in his Sheshashayi (Sleeping on large Snake) pose, resting on the coils of the sacred Shesha-nag. The annual festival of Jal Vihar of the presiding deity is performed with great pomp and splendour at the tank. The temple is also famous for its ‘Brahmotsav’ celebration in March-April, more popularly known as the ‘Rath ka Mela’.


Govind Deo Temple

The Govind Deo Temple was once a magnificent seven storeyed structure built in the form of a Greek cross. It is said that the Emperor Akbar donated some of the red sandstone that had been brought for the Red Fort at Agra, for the construction of this temple.


Shri Krishna-Balram Temple

The Shri Krishna-Balram Temple built by the International Society for Shri Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), is one the most beautiful temples in Vrindavan today. The principal deities of this temple are Shri Krishna – Balram and Shri Radha – Shyam Sundar.