Brijnidhi or Brajnidhi Temple (pronounced either ways) dates back to the year 1792 AD.
It was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh ji, son of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh ji 1 and grand son of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ji 2, who founded the Jaipur city. His contribution to the city includes the famous Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and also Goverdhan Nath ji temple.
Brijnidhi temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna.
The grand facade of the temple is quite impressive and beautiful. However, it doesn’;t show any sign that it houses 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 has been built in Haveli style of architecture. There are two courtyards in the temple complex, called chowk amongst the locals.
The main courtyard in the temple complex is huge & quite imposing.
There is very interesting history behind construction of this temple. I’ll preserve this story to be communicated through this picture.
The mandap houses a black color idol of Lord Krishna along with Radha.
Despite understated and simple mandap, you feel quite impressed with the temple architecture and can’t stop marveling the great energy radiated by the beautiful idol of Lord Krishna.
How to reach:
The temple is located in Chandni Chowk area of City Palace complex, very close to the world famous Jantar Mantar. You can easily locate this temple with help of this map.
The temple location has been marked with a red circle.
Brijnidhi temple is currently maintained by Department of Devestan which is under the Govt of Rajasthan.