Govind Devji Temple
Historical | Pilgrimage
At a distance of 7 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Govind Devji Temple is situated in the City Palace complex, between the Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal in Jaipur. It is one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Jaipur. It is also among the popular Jaipur places to visit.
This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan. The idol of the deity was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II and placed it in the City Palace complex of Jaipur. After the demise of Jai Singh, the temple was built by the king, Sawai Pratap Singh II.
The temple is dedicated to Govind Devji, which is the other name of Lord Krishna. Govind Dev Ji was the principal deity of Amber's Kachhawa Dynasty. According to Hindu mythology, Bajranabh is the great grandson of the Lord Krishna, who sculpted the idol of Govind Dev Ji.
The temple was built in Western, Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and inside the temple one can see some beautiful European chandeliers and paintings. The ceiling of the temple is made of gold and is very attractive. The temple was positioned such that the Maharaja can get a direct view from his palace Chandra Mahal.
Very unique Aartis and Bhog are offered to the deity daily at seven different times of the day. Every time when the Radha-Krishna Idols are revealed to the devotees, they are clothed in and decorated in a different manner. Thousands of devotees visit this temple, especially during Janmashtami, to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna.
Timings: 5 AM to 9 PM