About Vrindavan


Shri Bankey Bihari Mandir

Shri Bankey Bihari Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, in the holy city of Vrindavan in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated near Shri RadhaVallabh Temple. This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Shri RadhaVallabh Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others. Bankey Bihari Ji was originally worshipped at Nidhivana. Bankey means “bent in three places” and Bihari means “supreme enjoyer.” The image of Lord Krishna stands in the Tribhanga posture. Haridas Swami originally worshipped this devotional image under the name of Kunj-Bihari (“Enjoyer of Lakes”).

‘Bānke’ means ‘bent’, and ‘Bihāri’ or ‘Vihāri’ means ‘enjoyer’. This is how Kṛṣṇa, who is bent in three places, got the name “Bānke Bihāri”.

Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

Prem Mandir is a Hindu temple in Vrindavan, Mathura, India. It is maintained by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, an international non-profit, educational, spiritual, charitable trust.The complex is on a 54-acre site on the outskirts of Vrindavan, and is dedicated to Lord Radha Krishna and Sita Ram. The temple structure was established by the fifth Jagadguru, Kripalu Maharaj.

Figures of Shri Krishna and his followers depicting important events surrounding the Lord’s existence cover the main temple. The presiding deity are Shri Radha Govind (Radha Krishna) and Shri Sita Ram. A 73,000 square feet, pillar-less, dome shaped satsang hall is being constructed next to Prem Mandir, which will accommodate 25,000 people at a time.


Rang Mahal, Nidhivan

Vrindavan is also quite popular for one strange mystery. This small town of Vrindavan has a place known as Nidhivan. Within Nidhivan there’s a temple called Rang Mahal. Rang Mahal is said to be the ‘Shringhar Ghar’ of Lord Krishna where he used to decorate his beloved Radha with ornaments. Even today, people believe this temple is still visited by Lord Krishna at night.

Every single day Nidhivan is closed after the evening ‘aarti’ of seven. Practically the whole place is shut closed and nobody is seen around, even the priests are not allowed to stay there. It is believed that every night Lord Krishna visits the temple to perform the Raas Leela with his beloved Radha and the gopis. Even the trees around Nidhivan are of different shape, they are entangled with curved branches symbolizing as they are not trees but gopis disguised as trees. People say, these trees transform into gopis each night and perform the Raasleela.

Shri Radhavallabh Temple

Shri Radhavallabh Temple is exactly located in Vrindavan District Mathura, State Uttar Pradesh and Country India. It is situated near Bankey Bihari Temple. “Shri Radha Vallabh Darshan Durlabh" The darshan of Shri Radha Vallabh is very difficult. This saying itself is enough to give the knowledge of the service of Shri Radha Vallabh Ji.

Hit Harivansh Ji was born in a village, at the instructions of Shri Radha Rani, he left for Vrindavan. He was the incarnation of Lord Krishna's Flute. When he reached Charthawal Village, Shri Ji instructed him again that in the village one Brahmin will give him two daughters and you should marry them as per the customs. Shri Shri Radha Rani alone was his guru. When he was only 6 years only, the Shlokas of Shri Radha Sudhanidhi appeared from his mouth continuously.



Sri Krishna Balrama Temple is acknowledged for being the first temple constructed by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Located at Raman Reti in Vrindavan, the temple can be easily reached by regular transport from the western part of Uttar Pradesh. In the vein of other temples made by the society, Sri Krishna Balrama Mandir is too called as Iskcon Temple all over.

After the original construction, the temple complex has extended evidently, to accomplish the vision of Swami Prabhupada, for an international center in Vrindavan. The temple stands on the banks of Yamuna River, where Sri Krishna along with Balrama used to herd their cows. The magnificent structure of the Iskcon Temple comes across the sight, as and when, one enters the holy lands of Vrindavan.

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