Temples in Vrindavan

Popularly known as Lord Krishna’s ‘Childhood Abode’, Vrindavan is one of the holiest pilgrimage spots of the Hindus. Littered with temples and sprinkled with shrines- almost all of which are dedicate (Read More)d to Lord Krishna and Radha Ji, the temples in Vrindavan are frequented by tourists and pilgrims alike owing to the spectacular architecture, and the interesting myths and stories associated with them. A centre of worship and pilgrimage, the city is believed to be the place where Shri Krishna spent most part of his childhood. It is also a perfect place to go for all the history buffs as well. Besides, aside from offering prayers and seeking blessings from the divine gods, you can also experience immense peace and calm at these temples in Vrindavan.

Here is the list of 17 Temples in Vrindavan

1. Banke Bihari Mandir

Banke Bihari Mandir
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Shri Banke Bihari Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna in the holy city of Vrindavan in the Mathura district. One of the most revered shrines in the country, this temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan which also include Sri Radhavallabh Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others.

Timings: All Days 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM; 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

2. Prem Mandir

Prem Mandir
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Imbued with elegance and grandeur, the Prem Mandir is a massive temple that was shaped by Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj in the year 2001. Known as "Temple of God's love", this grand religious place is dedicated to Radha Krishna as well as Sita Ram. Located in Vrindavan, the holy city in the district of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, the temple is enveloped with piousness and serenity.

Timings: All Days 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

3. ISKCON Vrindavan

ISKCON Vrindavan
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Also known as Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON Vrindavan is a dream fulfilled of Swami Prabhupada (the founder-acharya of ISKCON), who wished to build a temple for the brothers - Krishna and Balaram - in the same holy city where they played together several centuries ago. People visiting the divine temple are spellbound by the Aarti and Bhagavad Geeta classes held here every day.

Timings: All Days 4:30 AM - 1:00 PM; 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

4. Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan

Radha Raman Temple, Vrindavan
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Located about 2 kilometres from the Vrindavan Railway Station is one of the most revered early modern Hindu temples in Vrindavan, the Radha Raman Temple. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is considered to be Radha Raman, meaning one who gives pleasure to Radha. The Radha Raman temple complex also has the samadhi of Gopal Bhatta, located right next to the appearance place of Radha Raman.

Timings: All Days 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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5. Sri Ranganatha Temple

Sri Ranganatha Temple

Vrindavan is popularly known as the “town of temples” and the “Land of God”. The Sri Ranganatha Temple is a prominent and famous temple located in this beautiful town. It is also the largest temple in the vicinity. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort, Lakshmi. The Sri Ranganatha Temple also showcases the idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana along with Lord Narasimha, Venugopala and Ramanujacharya.

Timings: All Days 5:30 AM - 6:30 PM

6. Katyayani Peeth

Katyayani Peeth

Being one among the 51 Shakti peeths, the Katyayani Peeth in Vrindavan is also known as Uma Shakti Peeth. The Katyayani Peeth temple in Vrindavan, also known as Uma Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti peeths in the country and is a must-visit for anyone who comes to Vrindavan. One should definitely come to Katyayani Peeth at least once in a lifetime to celebrate Navratri or Vijaya Dashami.

Timings: All Days 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM; 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

7. Shahji Temple

Shahji Temple
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The Shahji temple was built in the year 1876 by Shah Kundan Lal and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The main deity here is known as Chhote Radha Raman. Its impressive marble structure features 12 beautiful spiral columns of a height of 15 feet each and also the Basanti Kamra which is a hall with Belgian glass chandeliers and intricate paintings placed within.

Timings: All Days 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM; 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

8. Gokulnanda

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Situated between Keshi Ghat and Radha Raman Temple in Vrindavan, Radha Gokulananda Temple was created by Lokanath Goswami and contains idols of Radha Vinoda, Radha Gokulananda and Lord Chaitanya. Although the temple has no elaborate structure, it still holds great significance amongst Hindus and Lord Krishna devotees.

Timings: All Days 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

9. Govind Devji Temple

Govind Devji Temple

Sitting on the laps of the very town where the Hindu God, Lord Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood, the Govind Devji Temple stands as an architectural marvel since the past five centuries. The temple, built of red sandstone, is dedicated to Lord Krishna in his childhood home. Vrindavan is a twin town to Mathura, where Sri Krishna was born and adjacent to Gokul, where he is believed to have spent the initial years of his childhood.

Timings: All Days 4:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

10. Gopeshwar Mahadev Temple

Gopeshwar Mahadev Temple
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Gopeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples in Vrindavan, located in close vicinity to the holy Yamuna River. The temple is revered for the Shiva Linga which was established here by the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, Vrajanabha. Thousands of devotees visit this shrine in Vrindavan to worship Lord Shiva as this temple is one of the few in town that is associated with Shiva.

Timings: All Days 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

11. Radha Vallabh Mandir, Mathura

Radha Vallabh Mandir, Mathura

Situated near Gotam Nagar on the cliff near Bankey Bihari temple is the Radha Vallabh Mandir, one of the seven temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. This temple is the epitome of the sacred and divine love of Radha and Krishna, displayed in the rarest form 'Ras-bhakti'. Enshrined by Lord Krishna, the temple does not have a deity of Radha. Instead, it has a crown placed next to Lord Krishna to signify her presence. Radha Vallabh Mandir stands out due to its striking architecture and magnificence decor.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

12. Rangji Temple, Mathura, Mathura

Rangji Temple, Mathura, Mathura

Rangji Temple is situated on the Vrindavan - Mathura Marg in Vrindavan, Mathura. Dedicated to Lord Sri Goda Ranagamannar - a South Indian goddess and Lord Ranganatha - an incarnation of God Vishnu, the temple also follows a south Indian architectural pattern for its insides. But has been designed in the North Indian fashion from outside. But has been designed in the North Indian fashion from outside.

Timings: All Days 5:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

13. Nidhivan Temple

Nidhivan Temple

Nidhivan Temple is a secluded temple in the city of Vrindavan which is tucked up amidst dense green forests. It is dedicated to Banke Bihari andis associated with a lot of local legends. It is believed to be the sacred abode of Lord Krishna. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is enshrined by gorgeous idols of Radha and Krishna. In addition to that, there is a small well near the shrine within the premises, which is of divine importance.

Timings: During Summer - 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM; During Winter - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

14. Shri Gopinath Ji Temple

Shri Gopinath Ji Temple

Shri Gopinath Ji is considered to be one of the oldest temples in the Vrindavan Dham. The main deities of the temple are Radha and Krishna Ji. The temple also has idols of Ananga Manjari, Vishakha and Lalitha. The premises also houses the samadhi of Shri Madhu Pandit Ji who is believed to be the first person to serve Gopinath Ji.

Timings: All Days 4:30 AM - 12:30 PM; 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

15. Priyakant Ju Temple

Priyakant Ju Temple

Priyakant Ju is considered to be one of the most beautiful temples in Vrindavan. The central building is nestled in the lap of a magnanimous lotus which is surrounded by a tiny water pond. Like most other temples in the city, this one is also enshrined by the idols of Radha and Krishna Ji, which are collectively called the Priyakant Ju. Evenings are the best time to visit the place as the entire complex is lit up in pretty lights.

Timings: All Days 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM; 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

16. Madan Mohan Temple

Madan Mohan Temple

Madan Mohan Temple is known to be the oldest temple in Vrindavan. Nestled at the top of a 50 feet hill called the Aditya Tile, the temple is not only a revered pilgrimage spot of the Hindus but also attracts tourists alike as it offers beautiful views of the township below.

Timings: All Days 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

17. Jaipur Temple

Jaipur Temple

Jaipur Temple is an opulent temple in Vrindavan which is popular for its striking architecture. The entire sandstone temple has been carved out of a single rock which makes it all the more appealing for the tourists. Besides, the huge altar, intricate craftsmanship and delicate patterns on the walls make the temple stand out from the ordinary. It is frequented by a number of tourists in addition to the regular pilgrims.

Timings: All Days 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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