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Radha Madhav Temple | Kanak Vrindavan Garden Jaipur

Radha Madhav Temple is the biggest temple near 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.

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Radha Madhav Temple in Kanak Vrindavan Garden complex at Kanak Ghati, Jaipur

Read  Kanak Vrindavan Temple & Garden- Part 1/ Natwar ji Temple

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Old Govind Devji temple, Radha Madhav Ji at Kanak Ghati, Jaipur
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Another view of Old Govind Devji – Radha Madhav Temple, Kanak Ghati, Jaipur

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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.

 

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History of Kanak Vrindavan Temples and Garden in Kanak Ghati, Jaipur

 

The temple follows architectural style similar to Natwar ji Temple.

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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; 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.

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Current entrance gate constructed out of sandstone looks out of place.
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The original entrance gate at Radha Madhav Temple
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Captivating interiors with Araish work. Radha Madhav Temple/ Old Govind Devji Temple, Kanak Ghati, Jaipur

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.

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Bangledar Chhatri, a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture

The temple largely follows Rajput architectural style, Mughal influence is evident in this beautiful Bangledar Chhatri.

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Beautiful Baradari built in the Rajput architectural style

The idols and sanctum looks stunning.

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Radha Madhav Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur

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.

Read  Kanak Vrindavan Temple & Garden- Natwar Ji Temple

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 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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85 thoughts on “Radha Madhav Temple | Kanak Vrindavan Garden Jaipur

    1. Thanks. If you love history, architecture, heritage you’ll love to visit this temple. If you’re into religion and spirituality, even better. Its not the usual tourist attraction. 🙂

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  1. I love this place. Even as a kid when ever I had visited Jaipur I always asked my parents to take us here. The place is always peaceful and yes earlier once or twice we were there when some movie was being shot in the area.

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    1. Happy to hear that you have visited Kanak Vrindavan quite a few times Anuradha. True its a lovely place. Many Bollywood movies were shot here during 80’s and 90’s.

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  2. Through your post, I get to see so much of not so spoken interesting side of Jaipur. Long back when I visited few parts of Rajasthan I had no idea of these places. I wish to visit Jaipur again and discover the places that I travel through your posts. Again an interesting post with beautiful photos. I just loved the Arish work.

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    1. Sarmistha, there are two issues which I feel are important. One, as a first-time traveler we would always prefer to explore the most popular places like Hawa Mahal or Amer Fort. Two, with so much of history and heritage, it’s nearly impossible for a traveler to reach such places. Unless someone can take you around, it’s not easy even with the help of technology. Another element that I have often encountered is that your timing needs to be right. The Araish is a lost art. It replicated surface finish of marble using lime. You must visit and experience it yourself. I’m sure you’ll love it. Let me know whenever you are visiting Jaipur, I’ll take you around some of these places. 🙂

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      1. I so agree with your points Arv. These unknown destinations are impossible to find with the help of any technology.
        Arish art is really tough to find anymore and I was so glad to see it in your post.
        And overall I would like to thank you for sharing such amazing destinations and fact about them. I would be honoured if you accompany me to such places. I will surely let you know before my plans to visit Jaipur. Thanks again 🙂

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      1. Why not club your trip around a festival? That way you get something extra! May be Diwali, Holi, Teej, Kite festival, and even new age fest like Jaipur Literature Festival!

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