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 Aurangzeb. Govind 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)
This is a common scene witnessed at Govind Dev ji temple especially when people are unable to have darshan of their admired deity.
People raise their hands during darshan time; asking Lord Govind Dev ji to bless them
Darshan at Govind Devji Temple, jaipur
I’m reserving more pictures and stories for another post…some other day!
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