The temple of Govind Dev Ji is one of the most sacred and famous tourist destinations in India. It is located in Jaipur City of Rajasthan. Jaipur is the city of temples and it is also known as Choti Kashi (small Kashi) because of one of the spiritual centers of India. Govind dev ji temple is one of the oldest temples in Jaipur.Govind Dev Ji Temple – Jaipur
Govind Dev Ji Temple – Jaipur
The temple of Lord Govind Dev Ji is dedicated to Lord Krishna and boasts of the royal past of Jaipur city. The temple is an extraordinary representation of the architecture of Jaipur as seen during the reign of the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of the city. It is a very important spiritual and religious destination for Hindus, especially the devotees of Lord Krishna. Govind Dev Ji Temple – Jaipur
The idol of Lord Govind Dev Ji was brought by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II from Vrindavan to his own palace, Surya Mahal. The king was inspired by a dream, in which Lord Krishna told him to install the idol in his palace, to save it from being destroyed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Later, he built his new palace, Chandra Mahal, which became his residence. Govind Dev Ji Temple – Jaipur
The idol situated in Shri Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur is of Lord Krishna and was called “Bajrakrit”. According to a legend, the idol was created by the great grand son of Lord Krishna – Bajranabh. Bajranabh asked his grand mother to describe as how Lord Shri Krishna looked like. Bajranabh then made one idol of Lord Shri Krishna on the basis of description given by his grand mother. When Bajranabh shown this image to his grand mother, she said that only feet of the idol are similar as of Lord Shri Krishna. Bajranabh – the great grand son of Lord Shri Krishna then created another image and again shown it to his grand mother. His grand mother told him that the chest of this new idol is similar as of Lord Shri Krishna. Bajranabh then created one more idol, and this time the grand mother of Bajranabh said him that the idol is very similar as of Lord Shri Krishna. Govind Dev Ji Temple – Jaipur
The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens and inside it, one can see some beautiful European chandeliers and paintings in Indian art. The ceiling of the temple is decked with gold. The position of the temple allowed a direct view of it to the Maharaja from his Chandra Mahal palace. Govind Dev Ji Temple – Jaipur
Every day, various ‘Aartis’ and ‘Prasad’ or ‘Bhogs’ are offered at the temple, at seven different times. The festival of Janmashtami is among the most important ones celebrated here as it commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna. Holi is the another festival celebrated grandly in Govind Dev ji Temple of Jaipur. Faag, Raas and special Jhanki start from 1 month before Holi festival. Govind Dev Ji Temple – Jaipur
Devotees can start visiting the temple from 5:00 AM, when the first “Aarti” starts. The temple remains open till 9:00 PM.