Krishna Janmashtami, Occasion of the birth of Krishna, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna. Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is also referred to as the highest God.
Hindu deities are revered all across the world, but particularly in India. Visitors come from all over the world to India to worship Lord Krishna in his famed temples. Some of the most majestic and ancient Lord Krishna temples can be found in India.
Here’s a list of five famous lord krishna temples in India:
1. Sri Krishna Janambhumi Mandir, Mathura
The holy city of Mathura is where Lord Krishna was born. This temple was allegedly built by Vajra, the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, about 5000 years ago. The temple is thought to have been destroyed in 1017 AD and restored by Vir Singh Deo, an Orchha King living during the Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb once more demolished the temple, which was eventually reconstructed. The cell where Lord Krishna was born on a day-night hasn’t changed despite being destroyed and rebuilt four times. As Kansa feared being killed by Krishna, he imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva, the parents of Lord Krishna. The temple walks you through all the Lord Krishna tales you’ve previously read.
2. Dwarkadhish Temple, Gujarat
Lord Krishna is said to have come to Dwarka, Gujarat, and spent around 100 years of his existence there. After Lord Krishna departed for his heavenly home, it is stated that the city was submerged beneath the sea. The former imperial capital of Lord Krishna was Dwarka.
Vajranabha, the grandson of Lord Krishna, is thought to have built the Dwarkadhish temple in the fifteenth century. The temple is one of India’s Chardham. You can see where the Gomti River and the Arabian Sea meet from the temple. The temple has both a Swarg Dwar (gate to heaven) and a Moksha Dwar (door to salvation).
3. Sri Radhe Krishna Temple, Bangalore
This is one of the most well-known ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temples in India. The temple is well-known for its architecture. People can purify their minds and souls by chanting the name of Lord Krishna in the temple’s Harui-nam mantapa. The mantapa has 108 steps, and devotees sing the Hare Krishna mantra at each one. Visit this Lord Krishna temple if you want to witness some magnificent architecture in addition to having a wonderful spiritual experience.
4. Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan
The Banke Bihari Temple, one of Vrindavan’s oldest temples, is where the idol of Lord Krishna as Nand Gopal or in his youth is displayed. Lord Krishna spent his early years in Vrindavan, which explains this. Throughout the year, the temple is typically constantly filled.
Lord Krishna is often referred to as Bihari Ji in this region. The priests here periodically draw the curtain that separates the idol from the worshippers. A curtain is occasionally drawn because it is thought that a devotee who gazes at the idol of Lord Krishna for a long period becomes overcome by their holy love.
5. Govind Ji Temple, Jaipur
Lord Krishna’s grandson, according to mythology, attempted to build a picture of Lord Krishna and exhibited it to her grandmother. Both the first and second times, he failed to project his desired image. His grandmother told him after the third attempt that the creation resembled Lord Krishna exactly. She identified the idol as Govind Dev Ji, which is housed in the Govind Ji Temple in Jaipur.
Govind Ji, in the opinion of the Maharaja of Jaipur, is the legitimate monarch. The temple is situated so that the Maharaja can see it well from the Chandra Mahal.