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Kanak Vrindavan, Jaipur Part II/ Radha Madhav Temple

Radha Madhav Temple is the biggest temple in Kanak Ghati, Jaipur. I have already written a post on Natwar Ji Temple, the other temple in Kanak Vrindavan temple complex. You can read history of Kanak Vrindavan in that post. Radha Madhav Temple is 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

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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, the 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 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 same architectural style as Natwar ji Temple.

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

Radha Madhav Temple is bigger than the former. The sanctum is on the first floor, while the ground floor has several rooms. Temple faces east direction; staircase for the entrance, however, is from north.

Original entry gate is on the east 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 architecture, it  looit looksng. Radha Madhav Temple in Kanak Vrindavan follows Haveli style layout, so there is no spire. In the below picture, the flooring is made of old plaster technique called Araish which simulates 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.

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

The idols and 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.

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

Timing of Kanak Vrindavan Temple at Kanak Ghati

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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83 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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  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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