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Govind Dev Temple in Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh

Here is some information about Govind Dev Temple in Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh  india.

Location: 15 km of  Mathura in Vrindavan UP
Built in: 1590
Built By: Raja Man Singh
Dedicated to: Govind Dev
Entry: Free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing: 05:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: August to Nov
Nearest Railway Station: Mathura station
Nearest Air Port: Agra (73 Km)

Govind Dev temple is located at 15 km to Mathura in vrindavan uttar pradesh state.The temple is dedicated to Govind Dev.The Govind Dev Temple at Vrindavan was built in 1590 by Raja Man Singh. Made of red stone, this imposing structure is a must-visit site in the holy city.The original Govindevji Temple was found about nearly 450 years ago by Rupa Goswami. Govindevji was removed from the Vrindavan when the Muslim emperor Aurangzeb tried to destroy it.The Temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji which is the another name of Lord Krishna. In the earlier times,the idol of the lord used to reside in the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.
History of  Govind Dev Temple 

This famous temple was established by Srila Sanatana Goswami and was the first temple to be built in This deity was established by Srila Rupa Goswami who was ordered by Lord Chaitanya to excavate all the lost holy places of Vrindavan. Five thousand years earlier, Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranaba, installed a number of important deities in Vrindavan, Govind dev ji is one of them. Rupa Goswami visit all over Vrindavana to locate the Yogapith, the resting place of original deity of Govind dev ji, but after a month of searching, the deity could not be found. Rupa Goswami feeling disappointed, came and sat by the bank of river Yamuna and shedding tears, began calling the name of Lord Chaitanya -"Ha Chaitanya Ha Chaaitanya" (oh Chaitanaya). Suddenly Lord Krishan in the guise of a beautiful brajvasi boy appeared and informed Rup Goswami that a cow came every day to a near by hillock, and emptied its milk in to a hole in the hilltop. He asked Rupa to accompany him to the place and see what might be in the hole. Rupa Goswami followed the boy and upon reaching the spot, the boy disappeared. Looking within the milk drenched hole, Rupa Goswami immediately fell unconscious in a wave of ecstatic emotions. When he recovered, he summoned the local people who excavated the hole and found the beautiful deity of Lord Govind dev ji. 
Lord Govindadeva and all the important Deities of Vrindavana had been moved to safer places. The solidiers of Aurangzeb dismantled the top floors of the Govindaji temple and desecrated the sanctum sanctorum as well as mutilated all the stone carvings within the temple. Because the soldiers of Aurangzeb desecrated the main temple, it is believed that worship cannot continue in that temple. Therefore this temple was established behind the original Govindaji temple and it contains the pratibhu Deities of Radha Govinda. The original Deities of Govinda were brought to Jaipur. The pratibhu Deities are considered to be the same as the originals.
Before its destruction the temple stood seven stories high. Just two stories remain. Still, the Radha Govinda Temple remains a towering monument to Lord Govinda and a place where one can feel a connection to the great saints of the past and the history of Krishna devotion in Vrindavan.

Aarti Temple of Govind Dev Temple

Mangala 5:00 am - 6:00 am
Dhoop 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Shringar 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Rajbhog 11:45 am - 12:15 noon
Gwal 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandhya 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Shayan 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 How to Reach Govind Dev Temple

By Road : A good network of road links Vrindavan with all the major towns and cities of Uttar Pradesh and neighboring states.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station  is Mathura 11 km.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Agra 73 Km.

Picture Gellery of  Govind Dev Temple

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