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Devotees at Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur

Lord Govind Dev ji  or Lord Krishna is the most admired deity in Jaipur.

Govind Devji Temple is supposedly built around 1730 AD by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II. Idol of the Lord  was brought  to Amer town  from the temple in Vrindavan , to save it from the destruction order of Mughal emporer AurangzebGovind Devji was later shifted to its current location upon founding of Jaipur city. Darshan at the temple can be done 7 times a day as per fixed schedule/ slots; followed in the same pattern as Vrindavan temples. Check here for darshan/jhanki timings.

Irrespective of the slot, the jagmohan or prayer hall is always teeming with  devotees. Lord Govind Devji  was revered by the  Jaipur state royalty and rulers, public admired the Lord equally. While many things have changed with the concept of royalty and rulers long gone, admiration by the public for their Lord  still continues unabated.

Here are few pictures of Admiration by Devotees at Govind dev ji  temple.

(Photography at this temple is quite challenging with constantly moving public and low light conditions. Regrets for  low quality images posted below)

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Expansive view of Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur .Devotee waiting for the darshan of the Lord Govind Dev ji
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Devotee at Govind Devji Temple Jaipur

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This is a common scene witnessed at Govind Dev ji temple especially when people are unable to have darshan of their admired deity.

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Devotees performing parikrama at Govind Dev ji Temple, Jaipur

People raise their hands during darshan time; asking Lord Govind Dev ji to bless them

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 Darshan at Govind Devji Temple, jaipur

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Admiration and devotion. Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur

I’m reserving more pictures and stories for another post…some other day!

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28 thoughts on “Devotees at Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur

  1. 🙂 Really a sacred experience watching these photos (despite low light). It is interesting how differently lord Krishna is worshipped across the world. Names and forms.

    I also find the ancient temples and their history interesting. Enjoyed the way you added desciption with each photo.

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    1. Mana.. Jaipur has many heritage temples built over the years by various members of Jaipur royalty. They were all ardent followers of Lord Krishna. it’s very interesting to explore difference in style and architecture of temple and relating it with it’s time period. Jaipur is a gold mine if you love heritage temples. At the time of independence, walled part of Jaipur city – had over 600 temples!
      Thanks for liking and commenting mana!

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      1. Oh my God! That’s quite a number. I am very much interested into ‘ love heritage temples’ since they are amalgamation of so many things. Art, architecture, iconography, literature and history. It basically reflects the people and their view to look at life. It is interesting how people create an entire world within a temple. And also how at the end only temples survive of any civilization. Probably that’s those who have built become immortal. Will surely come to Jaipur someday to specially visit the select temples.

        In fact my research is on a pilgrim place and a Sanskrit Kavya written about it.

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      2. True. Kings have always tried to outlive their name long after they are gone by creating great architecture, buildings and temples. Tradition that has been abandoned. Therefore lot of thought and efforts went into the creation. What is created now in terms of buildings is not unique anymore. what is your research subject Mana?

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      3. Are you acquainted with Palitana? Mount Shatrunjaya? Mine is a 14th century Sanskrit Kavya narrating renovation of this pilgrim place. How it was invaded by the foreign rulers and how it was reconstructed.

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  2. All very well yet when will people realize God, no matter which name, cannot be found in the air. Or the walls of whatever building. There is only one place to find love and peace. That is in, your hearts. Cheers Jamie.

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    1. You’re so right…However things are pretty different across the world. While we are seeking God in buildings and places…we forget to search in ourselves. Another things is God resides in humans, so humanity is mother of all religion. Serve Humans to get closer to the God…whatever name and form you may call! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!…appreciate that..

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    1. Nitin! what I felt at this temple is that devotees behave in a manner as if they know each other. The atmosphere is quite like a family

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  3. Lovely post Arv. Photos with the description will make anyone understand the ways of worship done. Temples are places where there has to be a place where you can sit and meditate. Looks like this temple is one. My list of places to visit has this for sure.

    On note of the pictures taken in capetown I have put some in Instagram. tingle-ur-tastebuds. Follow me there.

    Have a great weekend Arv. 👍🏼

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    1. Thank you!
      The vibe at this temple is certainly different. It buzzing with activity
      Do visit this temple when you’re in Jaipur.
      Already followed you on instagram. 🙂

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    1. I appreciate your point of view. I personally feel, more people are heading towards temples to seek some respite from their problems. At least, among all popular temples like Tirupati or Vaishano Devi, number of visitors seem to be rising. Thanks for posting your thoughts! 🙂

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