Krishna Temples in India For A Peaceful Blessed Trip


Krishna Temples in India

Here is the list of 21 Krishna Temples in India For A Peaceful Blessed Trip

1. ISKCON Temple, Delhi - One of the largest Krishna temples in India

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This temple was opened back in 1998 and is located at Hare Krishna Hills, in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India. A very well-known Lord Krishna temple in India for inner peace, its followers believe in Srila Prabhupada. As one of the biggest temple complexes in India, it has numerous rooms for priests and service renders. Many halls are used for its administration purposes. It is divided into four broad units.

2. Guruvayoor temple - Most sacred krishna temple in India

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Located in the Guruvayoor town, Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple in India is regarded as one of the most sacred pilgrim hubs. It is a cherished temple in Kerala with an in-house set of elephants which participate in festivities. The temple adorned with mysteries is devoted to the chief deity Mahavishnu worshipped in the form of Balakrishna.

3. ISKCON Temple, Bangalore - The largest Krishna temples in India

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Located in Rajajinagar area of Bangalore, ISKCON Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple under the guidance of Madhu Pandit Dasa and was inaugurated in the year 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma. Apart from a religious shrine, ISKCON temple is a cultural complex accommodating dedicated deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Prahlada Narasimha.

4. ISKCON Temple, Vrindavan

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Also known as Sri Krishna-Balaram Mandir, this temple was built in 1975 on the instructions of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is the founder-acharya of ISKCON. The core objective of this temple was to increase awareness about the Vedic scriptures and the Bhagavad Gita. Even today, it is regarded as one of the most popular temples in Vrindavan.

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5. Shrinathji Temple - Palace Krishna Temple in India

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The Shrinathji temple of Nathdwara is a holy palace temple dedicated to one of the avatars of Lord Krishna, Shrinathji. It is located on the banks of the river Banas and is located at a distance of 48 km from Udaipur in Rajasthan. The temple is a famous pilgrimage point of Rajasthan and a must see if you are on tour of Religious places in Rajasthan. The temple has its story which traces to back to the time of Meera Bai and is important to Hindu religion history.

6. Banke Bihari Mandir

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This Krishna temple in India is situated in the sacred city of Vrindavan of the Mathura District. Among the seven temples of Thakur in Vrindavan including, Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Govind Dev ji and four others, Shri Banke Bihari Mandir is one of them.

7. Dwarkadheesh Temple

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The temple was constructed in the year 1814 by the treasurer of the Estate of Gwalior, Seth Gokul Das Parikh. The temple lies nearby Vishram Ghat. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Since Lord Krishna is also referred to as 'King of Dwarka', hence the temple got its name. Lord Krishna and Radha are the primary deities in the main shrine of the temple. The temple has paintings and carvings inside which give an ethereal look to the temple. Visitors from all over visit the place especially during the festival of Janmashtmi.

8. Subramanya Swamy Temple

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Dedicated to the Lord of serpents Kartikeya, the Subramanya Swamy Temple is a shrine located in the state of Karnataka. This Krishna temple is carved out of sparkling white stone with intricate stonework embellishing the facade. The temple also houses a silver covered Garuda pillar which holds great religious significance for the devotees. A revered pilgrimage site, this temple is and architectural marvel as well.

9. Naulakha Mandir

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Situated just 1.5 km from the main temple, this temple measures 146 ft high and is very similar to the temple of Ramakrishna in Belur. It is dedicated to Radha-Krishna and since its construction cost Rs. 9 lakh, it is also known as Naulakha temple.

10. Hari Mandir

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One of the major attractions for tourists as well as the devotees of Lord Krishna, Hari Mandir is situated at the heart of Nalbari town. Established in the year 1965, this temple is built on the land donated by Rambahadur Pratap Narayan Choudhury.

11. Khatushyam JI

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Khatushyamji, Khatoo is a small village 65km away from Sikar. Built with white marbles, this is a popular temple dedicated to Shyam ji, a Hindu god considered to be equivalent to Lord Krishna.

12. ISKCON Guwahati

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ISKCON, International Society for the Krishna consciousness is a Hindu religious society which was founded in the New York City in the year 1966 by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Its core belief is based on the holy Hindu books of Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. The society has international recognition, and various temples of ISKCON are located in various parts of the world. ISKCON Guwahati is one of the temples under the parent organization which is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

13. Gita Mandir

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True to its name, the Gita Mandir features inscriptions of the holy book in and around the surroundings of the temple. A magnificent idol of Lord Krishna is housed in this temple along with Lakshmi Narayana, Ram and Sita. Intricate carvings and paintings are seen within the temple premises.

14. Govind Ji Temple

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For Krishna followers, this is the most significant temple in the world after Vrindavan. It is believed that the statue of the deity here looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation of Earth.

15. Dwarkadeesh Temple

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Having a history of over 2500 years, this Chalukya style of architecture is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The five storied main shrine is grand and marvelous in itself and needs no further highlights.

16. Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple Complex

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It is believed that this temple is situated at the place where Lord Krishna was born and the result of many excavations has tried to prove this belief.

17. Krishna Temple

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Situated in one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of South India, the Krishna Temple or the Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is quite a huge name associated with the worship of Lord Krishna. The fascinating idol of the Lord is adorned with jewels and a golden chariot. The unique thing about the temple is that the worshipping is done only through a window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki.

18. Sri Venugopalaswami Temple

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A little away from the city of Tirupati, this temple is devoted to Lord Venugopalan. With the highlights being an idol of Sri Sita Ramula Pattabhishekam, it's a must visit area, when in Tirupati.

19. Prem Mandir

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Astounding in elegance, this temple was shaped by Jagadguru shri Kripaluji Maharaj in 2001. Every day, during prayer time, a huge crowd gathers to worship their god. Prem Mandir is a newly constructed temple and is the most beautiful in the Brij area. Made out of white marble and adorned with very intricate carvings, this temple is famous for its architectural beauty.

20. Dwarkadeesh Temple

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Having a history of over 2500 years, this Chalukya style of architecture is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The five storied main shrine is grand and marvelous in itself and needs no further highlights.

21. Radha Raman Temple

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Built by Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, this temple was established in 1542. It is said that the deity here is self manifested from one of the shalagram-shilas. As an idol of Radha is not present here, a crown placed near Lord Krishna depicts her.

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