Govind Devji Temple
Formerly the idol of Govind Devji temple was placed in the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. Raja Sawai Jai Singh, an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, brought the idol from Vrindavan to Jaipur, and the temple was built in 1735 CE. Raja Sawai Pratap Singh 2 build the temple who was also a devotee of Lord Krishna. Govind Devji temple has equal importance concerning other ancient temples in Jaipur sharing the glimpse of heritage and architectural significance. This temple is among the seven temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others.
According to some legend, Govind Devji came in the dream of Maharaja Swai Jai Singh and asked him to bring his diety Jaipur from Vrindavan. As the order of the God Raja brought the diety and kept it in the City Palace compound of Jaipur.
Jai Niwas Garden, Jalebi Chowk, Gangori Bazaar, J.D.A. Market, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Type of Place
- Senior Citizen
- Jaipur International Airport
- Jaipur Railway Station
- Opens On All Days.
Timing: 05:00 AM To 09:30 PM
Entry Fee: Free
- According to a famous legend, Lord Krishna's image in the temple looks entirely like Krishna's form during his incarnation on Earth which is a major point of attraction here.
The Govind Devji temple is furnished with beautiful lavish sculptures, museum, and mythological themes with fortified walls explaining traditional events.
The Satsang Bhawan at the Govind Devji temple is just magnificent, and its attraction can be understood as it is mentioned in The Guinness Book of World Record.
There are many festivals celebrated at the Govind Devji Temple which attracts the visitors, but Janmashtami and Holi are the major festivals of this temple.
Things to Buy
- If you want to shop don't miss some trendy markets: Badi Chaupar, Bapu Bazar, Johri Bazar, You can also purchase souvenirs here. They have historical paintings made from organic colours and wooden replicas of the monuments. This is the ideal way to take memory back home.
Things to Eat
- The spicy keema baati, Traditional Rajasthani sweets are available, The iconic Rajasthani thali, dahi vadas, kachoris, chaat and samosas are extremely popular. Other than these items there are some trendy and locally available foods of Jaipur: Mirchi Bada, Rajasthani Subji, Chapati/Roti. The spicy keema baati, Traditional Rajasthani sweets are available, The iconic Rajasthani thali, dahi vadas, kachoris, chaat and samosas are extremely popular. Other than these items there are some trendy and locally available foods of Jaipur: Mirchi Bada, Rajasthani Subji, Chapati/Roti.
Things to enjoy
- 'Aartis' and 'Bhog' are some most enjoyable activities of this temple. ‘Aarti’ and ‘Bhog’ are offered seven times a day when the deity is open for 'Darshan'.
You can spend some time during sunset sitting in the beautiful garden of the temple which acts like a cherry on top of the cake.