Lord Govind Dev Ji or Krishna is the most admired deity in Jaipur Govind Dev Ji Temple is one of its kind temple in Jaipur.
Govind Dev Ji Temple History
Govind Devji Temple is supposedly built around 1730 AD by Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II. The idol of Govind Dev Ji was brought to Amer town from the temple in Vrindavan, to save it from the destruction order of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Govind Devji idol was later shifted to its current location upon the founding of Jaipur city. Darshan at Govind Dev Ji temple can be done 7 times a day as per fixed schedule/ slots; Temple follows the same pattern as the temples in Vrindavan. Check here for darshan/Jhanki timings.
Irrespective of the slot, the Jagmohan or prayer hall is always teeming with devotees. Lord Govind Dev Ji was revered by Jaipur royalty, 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.
(Photography at this temple is quite challenging with constantly moving public and low light conditions. Regret the 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
For Govind Devji Jhanki Darshan time table refer to their official website – govinddevji.net/jhakia.htm
I’m reserving more pictures and stories for another post…some other day!