Brijnidhi Temple Jaipur facade

Brijnidhi Temple, Jaipur

Brijnidhi or Brajnidhi Temple in Jaipur dates back to 1792 AD.

Brijnidhi Temple Jaipur - first courtyard
Brijnidhi Temple Jaipur – first courtyard

It was built by Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh, the grand son 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.

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Brijnidhi Temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna.

Brijnidhi Temple Jaipur facade
The beautiful facade of Brijnidhi Temple in Jaipur

The grand facade of 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.

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brajnidhi temple jaipur entrance
Entrance of Brijnidhi Temple Jaipur

The temple is patterned in Haveli style of architecture. There are two courtyards in the temple complex, which in local language is called Chowk.

Main courtyard, Brijnidhi temple, Jaipur
Brijnidhi Temple Jaipur – Main courtyard

The main courtyard of Brijnidhi Temple complex is huge & imposing.

There is very interesting history behind construction of this temple. I’ll preserve this story to be communicated through this picture.

Story behind the Brijnidhi temple jaipur
History of Brijnidhi Temple Jaipur

The mandap houses idol of Lord Krishna in black color along with that of Radha.

Lord Krishna Idol, inside Brij Nidhi Temple, Jaipur

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.

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How to reach Brijnidhi Temple:

The temple is located in Chandni Chowk in City Palace complex, close to the world famous Jantar MantarDevesthan 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.

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