Jaipur Mandir in VrindavanSurrounded by green atmosphere of trees, this sprawling and huge temple is situated at heart of Vrindavan. It was bulit by great emperor Sawai Madhao Singh in the year 1917. Very few people know that Maharaja built railway lines between Mathura and Vrindavan just to transfer heavy sandstone and other objects to construct this opulent temple. It took 30 years to construct this huge and beautiful structure.
Amazing in look and so in design, the architect has renewed the style of Mughal emperor's buildings and mahals. It is well-carved artistically with original marble and sandstones. Even hard rocks are also used to give this temple a unique look. The skills used to construct this temple is unmarkable and anyone who visit can estimate it both in skills and money spend to create it. Maharaja was huge fans of Radharani hence this temple is dedicated to Radha-Madhava jee. Heavy pillars are constructed to hold this splendor building and doors. It has three chambers - one that opens at northern towards Shri Anand-Bihariji, another to central towards Shri Radha-Madhavji and finally to southern towards Shri Nitya-Gopalji and other divine deities.
It is one of the most important and sought after temple and hence very popular across India. Every year, thousands of devotees visit this temple and take blessing of Lord Radha-Damodar Jee. With the name, “Jaipur Temple”, sometimes it confused visitors but it is devotion of emperor Sawai Madhao Singh and love towards Vrindavan that he constructed this magnificent temple here.
Inside this temple premise, one can feel the unspoken musical sound and can witness the ultimate peace of the world. Out from hustle-bustle of the city, this place is very peaceful and divine at the same time. The unique architecture and carved stones can attract huge gathering around it. This masterpiece of work is rare to find in any part of the world, such classic design and holiness is just amazing. One should definitely visit this temple to attain the peace of mind and body.
The main festivals celebrated here are Janmansthmi, Sharad Purnima and Holi. There are other festivals as well which are celebrated here with full devotion and same spirit. This temple remains open throughout the year both at morning and evening time. In summer, it opens at 5:00 a.m. and closes at 12:00 p.m. Again it opens at 3:00 p.m. and closes at 9:00 p.m. Whereas in winter, it opens half an hour delay by 5:30 a.m. and closes by 12:30 p.m. And again opens at 3:00 p.m and closes by 8:30 p.m. There is no entry fee. One can witness the rich heritage here.
To reach this temple, one can take any mode of transport like rickshaw or auto which will not cost more than Rs 30. It is situated at Mathura-Vrindavan Margat Kishor Pura in Vrindavan (UP), 7.9 km from Chaitkara. From Chatikara, one can take rickshaw and turn left onto Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg. Then turn toward right, followed by left onto Mathura-Vrindavan Marg. One will find amazing Jaipur temple on left. It will hardly take 14 minutes to reach this place.