For all those who
have ever been to this holy city or those who have heard tales in legends about
the city, Vrindavan is home to one of the most popular and highly esteemed
deities in Hindu mythology. It is the home to the life and childhood times of
Lord Krishna and his beloved Radhe Rani and a must vist place for those planning a trip to North India.
Located at a stone’s
throw from Mathura (another religious and sacred city for the Hindu
pilgrimage), Vrindavan dots the heart of Uttar Pradesh in line with many a
sacred place for worship. Owing to its religious sanctity, it is a venue of
high demand by Hindu tourists all round the 12 months. This partly throws light
on the reason why tourists flock to Vrindavan.
Temples to Visit in Vrindavan
reason for a huge number of tourists to include the shores of Vrindavan in
their itinerary of holy places in Hindu pilgrimage is the presence of an
innumerable holy shrines and temples. Some of them explain the rationale as to
why tourists book tours to Vrindavan.
- The Madan Mohan
Temple – This temple
was Built by Kapur Ram Das, and it is located near the Kali Ghat. This is
possibly the oldest living monument of worship. The temple is also associated
with the life and times of Chaintanya Mahaprabhu (another Hindu saint from the
- Shri Banke
Bihari Temple – This temple came into being in 1862 and is credited with the mass
following of Banke Bihariji who is another esteemed and honorable Hindu deity.
- Shri Radha
Vallabh Temple – This is one of the most popular Radhe Rani temples with Shri Krishna
- Jaipur Temple – Built by Sawai Madho Singh in
1917, it retains its glory for the hand-carved sandstone in devotion to Radhe
Rani and Shri Krishna.
- Shri Radha
Raman Mandir & Radha Damodar Temple – Built by the Go-swamis dating
back to as early as 1542, it houses the original Saligram deity of Shri Krishna
and Radhe Rani.
- Shahji Temple – Built bin 1876 and known for its
grandeur and beautiful architecture.
- Rangaji Temple
& Shri Maa Katyayani Mandir – Built in 1851 and dedicated to Lord Ranganathji.
Temple – Akbar helped in
constructing this temple, but it was destroyed by his great grandson Aurangzeb,
who was anti-Hindu.
- Shri Krishna
Balram Temple – An ISKCON enterprise.
Tourism and Beyond in Vrindavan
Other than the
sacred nature of temple visits, a large majority of people from across India
and abroad flock to Vrindavan in order to renounce the worldly lifestyle
permanently. They abandon their family lives and prefer a harmonious connect
with the Lord in this sanctimonious place for eternal bliss. They are generally
a select group of retired, senior men and women who seek peace and blessing in
this place, which is cutoff from the hustle and bustle of chores from daily
life. Mathira Vrindavan are a must place for those planning to book Agra tour packages.
foundations that have been acclaimed widely for their religious and
philanthropic work are The Akshaya Patra and a string of other charitable
organizations that cater to preparing and serving free ‘Prasad’ to all the