Lord Krishna is the symbol of all love, vigor, compassion and life on earth. The magic of love that Lord Krishna spreads engulfs every soul in its rejuvenating essence. Regal Rajasthan, with its devotional as well as historical attachment to Lord Krishna, is also not bereft of the Lord’s spiritualistic aura and grandeur. Govind Dev Ji temple, situated in Jaipur, is dedicated to the Supreme Godhead. The idol for the temple was brought from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Man Singh II.
Popular stories narrate the origin of the temple, the most popular one about Lord Krishna’s great grandson Bajranabh, who once asked his grandmother about the Lord’s divine appearance. When she narrated him, he sculpted an idol of the Lord. But his grandmother offered constructive criticism by saying that only the feet resembled that of Lord Krishna. Again he went on with his task of sculpting the Lord’s idol but again, only the chest resembled that of Lord Krishna. Finally, the third and final idol bore exact semblance to the Supreme Godhead. The first one came to be known with the Name Lord “Madan Mohanji”. The second one got recognition as Lord “GopiNathji” and the third One, The Majestic Holy Image is Lord “Govind Dev Ji”.
When to visit : Govind-Dev Ji Temple
Best time to visit: August - March
Opening hours:4:30 AM - 11:30 PM AND 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM