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Jaipur, famous for its spiritual locations and architectures, is home to the magnanimous Govind Devji Mandir. The temple is located in the City Palace complex between the Badal Mahal and Chandra Mahal. Built in the year 1735 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh II, the temple’s main deity is one of Lord Krishna’s forms, Govind Dev ji, who was also the main deity of Amber’s Kachawaha Dynasty. Here are some interesting facts about the temple
The colourful idol of Govind Devji is known by the name Bajrakrit. Back to the time when the temple was undergoing construction, Raja Sawai Jai Singh II (the founder of Jaipur) brought this idol from Vrindavan. According to legends, the sacred image of Lord Govind Dev ji was made by Barjranabh, the great-grandson of Lord Krishna. He made it at the age of 13 by carefully listening to her grandmother’s instructions.
A great number of devotees throng to the temple every day to get blessings. And then there are the travel enthusiasts who visit the temple to revel in its exquisiteness. Poojas and aartis are carried out within the temple 7 times a day, which is surrounded by some spectacular gardens that contribute to the calming environment. When you visit the Govind devji mandir in Jaipur, you will see that its ceiling is cased with gold, giving it a glorious texture. Plus, there are delicate chandeliers that add to the decadence of the temple. On moving further in the temple, you will see that it has various portraits depicting Indian art. The temple makes for a great place to visit especially for devotes of Lord Krishna at the time of Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Falling on the Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksh in the month of Bhadrapad according to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Janamashtami is celebrated on a grand scale in the temple which sees thousands of devotees paying a visit to the temple.
The Govind Devji temple in Jaipur is amongst the seven temples of Vrindavan Thakur, which includes Shri Radha Vallabhji, Shri Banke Bihariji, and many others. The temple itself has elaborate designs on its structure, and a striking overall design. Pay it a visit to witness its tranquil surroundings, and experience its powerful aura slowly seep into your soul.