Govinddeo Temple, Uttar Pradesh

Govinddeo Temple

Location: One of the well preserved structures of historic period, Govinddeo Temple is a sacred place known for its medieval architecture in Vrindavan.

Description: Built by Raja Man Singh of Jaipur in 1590 AD, Govinddeo Temple is also referred as Govinda Deva Temple. The seven-story majestic shrine is a remnant of fine medieval art and its shape is influenced by the cathedrals of Europe. The red stone used to make this temple is supposed to be donated by Mughal emperor, Akbar. Though the replicas of idols from this temple have been located in the new temple Govinda Dev Mandir, but this never affected the popularity of this shrine among tourists. People who visit Vrindavan visit this shrine and admire its amazing Islamic style of architecture. An altar erected in this temple is made of marble and precious metals like gold and silver. Idols of Lord Chaitanya and Nityananda were installed in the upper layer, while in the lower layer there were idols of Radha, Krishna and Lord Jagannath. A finely sculptured lotus flower is an extraordinary mark of this shrine.

Activities: There are two small temples on both sides of this shrine and one can have the holy Darshan of deities from 8 am to 12:30 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm.

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