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Timings : 5:00 AM -12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Aarti Timings - 7:00 PM

Time Required : 1 hour

Entry Fee : None

Facilities at the Temple :

  • Food within the temples is available for purchase.
  • Locker facilities
  • Clean washrooms for men and women.

JK Temple Rules and Regulations :

  • Pets are not allowed inside the temple premises
  • Shoes should be kept outside before entering the temple.
  • Photography through phone or camera is prohibited
  • Mobiles should be kept in silent mode.
  • Dress suitably. Avoid revealing clothes such as shorts, short skirts, sleeveless etc.

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JK temple, Kanpur, Kanpur Overview

JK Temple, otherwise called as Juggilal Kamplapat temple is located on the Govind Nagar road of Sarvodaya Nagar in Kanpur. It is a beautiful combination of both ancient and modern architecture. There are nearby lakes and greenery such as the popular Moti Jheel.

Constructed under the supervision of the Singhania family in 1953, the JK temple is largely managed by the JK trust, even till today. The idol of the Hindu deity Radha Krishna is found at the centre of the temple which is surrounded in lush greenery and small lakes.

This revered portion on the temple site is among the main attractions for devotees here. The temple hosts the festival of Janmashtami to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna in August. Devotees often prefer visiting the temple on this auspicious day and the temple remains open all day long on Janmashtami.

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JK Temple Architecture

JK temple exhibits one of the best architectural works which include beautiful stone carvings on the outside with conical roofs for proper ventilation. The marble embellished Shri Radhakrishna Temple towards the eastern side displays the use of contrasting ancient and modern, as well as South Indian and North Indian methods of design, that creates its unique structure.

The temple features extensive pavilions called mandapas used for rituals; decorated high ceilings, which facilitate efficient ventilation; surrounding ponds and garden areas with lush greenery that enhances the beauty of the temple. The temple ensures adequate sunlight throughout the day for each of the mandapas, alongside high rock roofs that keep the location cool even during summers. 

The temple consists of five major beautifully designed shrines of the deities Radha and Krishna, Lakshmi and Narayan, Ardhanarishwar, Narmadeshwar and Hanuman. The Radha and Krishna altar is the most prominent shrine amongst the five other sacred sites. Each of which are adorned with colourful decorations and flower garlands, featuring intricate sculptures of the respective deities.

How To Reach JK Temple

JK temple is located about 4.5 to 5.8 km from the Kanpur city centre, which can be a 15-minute drive. The Kanpur Airport, soon to be known as the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Airport is about 18 to 23 km from the temple, which can be covered by a 30 to 45-minute taxi or self-drive.

The JK temple is approximately 6.5 to 8 km from the Kanpur Railway Station in Khapra Mohal of Mirpur. This distance would be around a 25-minute drive away. The Kanpur Interstate Bus Station is about 5 to 7.5 km from the temple and can be reached through a 14 to 20-minute drive.

One can either take a local train or a cab to this place. If devotees are coming from other cities, they can board trains heading towards Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata.

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