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Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur Part II/ Radha Madhav Temple

In my earlier post, I wrote about the history of Kanak Vrindavan as well as one of its temple,  Natwar ji Temple. This post focuses on the main temple in the Kanak Vrindavan complex – Radha Madhav Mandir/ Temple dedicated to the Lord Krishna and his consort Radha ji.

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Radha Madhav Temple as seen from a distance. Kanak Vrindavan temple complex in Kanak Ghati, Jaipur

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

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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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By a popular opinion, assumption exists that 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 written records, this is merely an assumption based on  the re-construction of the events. Therefore, Radha Madhav Temple at Kanak Vrindavan is commonly referred as old Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur.

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

The temple follows the architectural style of the Natwar ji Temple.

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The architecture of Radha Madhav temple follows same pattern as the Amber Fort, Jaipur

However, Radha Madhav Temple is bigger than the former. The sanctum is on the first floor, while the ground floor has several rooms. The temple faces the East direction; the staircase for the public entrance however is from the North side of the temple.

Looking at the architecture and layout the original entry was supposedly from the Eastern direction which is now closed for the public. The current staircase seems  a later addition.

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Current entrance gate constructed out of  sand stone looks out of place. Old Govind Devji temple, Kanak Vrindavan in Kanak Ghati, Jaipur
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The original entrance gate at Radha Madhav Temple, Kanak Vrindavan at Kanak Ghati, Jaipur
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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 architectural style, it still looks stunning though Radha Madhav Temple in Kanak Vrindavan  follow the layout of Haveli style, so there is no spire. In the below picture, the floor features the old plaster technique called Araish which simulate the mirror finish of white marble.

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Bangadar Chhatri, a fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture at Radha Madhav Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur

The temple largely follows Rajput architectural style, Mughal influence is evident in this beautiful Bengaldar Chhatri above the old staircase.

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Beautiful Baradari built in the Rajput architectural style at Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur

The idols and the sanctum looks stunning.

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Radha Madhav Temple, Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur

People commonly refer to the surrounding area as kanak Ghati.

Kanak Vrindavan Temple was renovated few years ago by the Hindustan Charitable Trust. Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur maintains  and manages both Natwarji Temple and Radha Madhav Temple at Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur.

I recommend a visit to Kanak Vrindavan temples and Gardens to enjoy its serenity and blissful environs.

Timing of Kanak Vrindavan Temple

Govind Devji temple trust governs both Radha Madhav ji and Natwar ji Temple. Both these temples follow the same system of Govind Dev ji temple with regards to the 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 slots in a day.

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73 thoughts on “Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur Part II/ Radha Madhav Temple

    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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