Radha Madhav Temple is the biggest temple of Kanak Vrindavan Garden complex in Kanak Ghati, Jaipur. Earlier, I wrote a post on Natwar Ji Temple, the second temple in Kanak Vrindavan Garden. I have detailed the history of Kanak Vrindavan Temples in the article. Radha Madhav Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha Ji.
As per the popular opinion, it’s an assumption the idol of Lord Govind Dev Ji was ensconced at Radha Madhav Temple in 1714 AD before moving it into the existing Govind Devji Temple. There are no official records to prove this though; this is merely an assumption based on the re-construction of events. For this reason, Radha Madhav Temple at Kanak Vrindavan is also called Old Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur.
The temple follows an architectural style similar to Natwar Ji Temple.
Radha Madhav Temple is bigger than the Natwar Ji Temple. The sanctum is on the first floor, while the ground floor has several rooms. The temple faces east direction; the staircase for the entrance, however, is from the north.
The original entry gate is from the east which is now closed for the public. The current staircase seems to be a later addition.
Even though the temple follows non-ostentatious Rajput Haveli architecture, it is beautiful. There is no spire, a feature found in Indian temples. The floor is made of an ancient plaster technique called Araish which simulates the mirror finish of white marble.
The temple largely follows the Rajput architectural style, Mughal influence is evident in this beautiful Bangledar Chhatri.
The idols and sanctum look stunning.
The surrounding area which is a valley is called Kanak Ghati.
Kanak Vrindavan Temple was renovated a few years ago by the Hindustan Charitable Trust. Govind Devji Temple Trust maintains and manages both temples in Kanak Vrindavan Garden complex – Natwarji Temple and Radha Madhav Temple. I recommend a visit to the Kanak Vrindavan Garden complex to enjoy its serene and blissful environs.
Timing of Kanak Vrindavan Temple at Kanak Ghati
Since Govind Devji Temple trust manages both Radha Madhav Ji and Natwar Ji Temple, these temples follow the Govind Dev Ji temple time schedule for Darshan/ Jhanki and Aarti. Do check the Govind Devji Temple Darshan timing online. The temple is open throughout the day. You can have Darshan during any of the 7 prescribed time slots in a day.
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