Brijnidhi or Brajnidhi Temple in Jaipur dates back to 1792 AD and is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II, founder of Jaipur city. His contribution to the city includes famous Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and also Goverdhan Nath Temple.
The beautiful facade of Brijnidhi Temple in Jaipur
The grand facade of the temple is quite impressive and beautiful. However, it doesn’t give any hint of housing a temple inside its decorated walls. Rather it gives an illusion of a grand Haveli or a palace. This style of construction is quite common in the heritage temples built by the Jaipur royalty.
The temple is patterned in Haveli style of architecture. There are two courtyards in the temple complex, which in the local language is called Chowk.
The main courtyard of Brijnidhi Temple complex is huge & imposing.
There is a very interesting history behind the construction of this temple. I’ll preserve this story to be communicated through this picture.
The mandap houses idol of Lord Krishna in black color along with that of Radha.
Despite understated and simple mandap, it’s hard not to be impressed with the temple architecture. I felt great energy being radiated by the beautiful idol of Lord Krishna.
How to reach Brijnidhi Temple
The temple is located in Chandni Chowk in City Palace complex, close to the world-famous Jantar Mantar. Devesthan Vibhaag of Rajasthan Government is in charge of Brijnidhi Temple.
Timing of Brijnidhi Temple
Brijnidhi Temple can be visited throughout the day however, the darshan of idol can be availed only within the 7 windows that Lord Krishna temple follows in Jaipur, Vrindavan and elsewhere.