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.
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.
The temple follows same architectural style as Natwar ji Temple.
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.
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.
The temple largely follows Rajput architectural style, Mughal influence is evident in this beautiful Bengaldar Chhatri.
The idols and sanctum looks stunning.
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 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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