Shri Bankey Bihariji Temple in Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh

Here is Some Information about Shri Bankey Bihariji Temple in Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh India.




Location:Raman Reti, Vrindavan
Built in:1864
Built By:Swami Haridas
Dedicated to: Lord Bankey Bihari (a form of Lord Krishna)
Attraction: One of the most famous temples
Entry:Free
Photography: Not Allow
Visiting timing: 50 Mins
Best Time to Visit: Mar to Oct
Nearest Railway Station:Mathura
Nearesrt Air Port: Delhi




Temple Timing of Shri Bankey Bihariji Temple


Summer


Morning: 09.30 am to 12.00 pm
Evening: 07.00 pm to 10.00 pm Aarti: 09.00 pm

Winter


Morning: 10.30 am to 01.00 pm
Evening: 06.00 pm to 09.00 pm Aarti 08.30 pm


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Bankey Bihari Temple is the prime attraction and the highly revered shrine of Vrindavan. In Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavan is a small town that is celebrated for this holy shrine of Lord Krishna. Banke Bihari Mandir is the popular temple amongst the Vaishnavites of India. The present temple was built by Swami Haridas in 1864. Here, Lord Krishna is observed in his phase of childhood. The services offered to the Lord are made in such style, as if, nurturing a small child.
In the phrase Bankey Bihari, the term 'Bankey' suggests 'bent at three places' and 'Bihari refers 'the Supreme enjoyer'. Thus, Bankey Bihari is the benefactor of bliss and pleasure. Lord Bankey Bihari is also known Thakurji, the owner of everything. The black wooden idol of Bankey Bihariji was brought in this temple from Nidhivan by Swami Haridas. The services made to deity is regarded as the 'sewa' of the deity. At that time, Swami Haridas tendered the 'sewa' of Bihariji to Goswami Jagannath.
Ever since, the 'sewa' of Bihariji is performed by the descendants of Goswami. Unlike other temples of the Hindus, this temple doesn't observe the 'Mangal Aarti' that is a kind of wishing good morning to the Lord because the child sleeps till late in the morning. Bihariji is worshipped in a different way, classifying the services into three parts, Shringar, Rajbhog and Shayan respectively. During Shringar, the lord is bathed, dressed and decorated with jewelry.
In the forenoon, Thakurji is offered Rajbhog, which is a feast including the best delicacies to satisfy the taste buds of the child. The third sewa is known as 'Shayan' and in this service; Bankey Bihari is made to sleep. This temple opens late in the morning because it is considered that the lord plays at night and gets up late. The divine aura of the shrine makes one to forget all his/her miseries and bestows the eternal bliss.
Another attraction of this temple is that the deity is clothed and offered food as per the season and occasion. During the months of 'Saawan' (monsoons), the temple is decorated with flowers and lights. This decoration of temple is called as 'Bangla' that suggests bungalow of the Lord. The temple doesn't comprise any bell or conch because the sound disturbs Bihariji.
The temple has many features that are unique in their own way. Bankey Bihari has a kind of magnetic appeal in his eyes and to prevent the attraction, a curtain is made after every 1 minute. The charisma of the Lord is really strong and it is believed that, if one stares into the eyes the God for a long time, the individual would lose his self-consciousness.
The only thing that is common throughout the temple is the chant of 'radhe radhe'. The Lord loves the name of 'Radha' that is why the shrine is always reverberated with the chant. The structure of the temple is imbibed from the Rajasthani style of architecture. Even after 150 years, the temple has not lost its charm. In fact, thousands of devotees come to visit this temple everyday.

How to Reach Shri Bankey Bihari Temple



Travelling to Vrindavana is not a problem from any northern state of India. The closest airport is in Delhi and takes around 4 hours to reach there. There is no long-distance train station in Vrindavana. The closest major railhead is in Mathura, about 14 km away. There is also a passenger trains between Mathura and Vrindavana. No doubt, the best way to reach Krishna’s playground is by bus. There are buses to delhi that you can get in front of the Iskcon Temple or at the Vrindavana Bus Stand. If you get the bus in front of the temple, there is a good chance you will not get a seat. It’s better to get a rickshaw to the Vrindavana Bus Stand and guarantee yourself a seat.

Buses to Vrindavana or Mathura from Delhi depart from either the Interstate Bus Terminus near Kashmere gate, in Old Delhi, or from the Ashram Bus Stop in the southeast part of Delhi. There are a few direct buses to Vrindavana, bust most of the buses go to Mathura. If you take the Mathura bus, get down at Chatikara Road, and from there get a motor-rickshaw or a tempo to reach the ISKCON Temple. You could ask the conductor of the bus to inform you when you reach Chatikara Road, or ask a few passengers to help you get off at the correct place.

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