Govind Devji Temple located in Jaipur is the temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The royal family of Jaipur comes here for worshipping ever since it was brought from Vrindavan to Jaipur in the 18th century. Lord Krishna's image in this temple was sculpted by the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, Bajranabh. The deity, Govind Dev Ji, is none other than Lord Shri Krishna himself.
The history behind this temple is that Lord Govind Dev Ji idol was brought by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II from Vrindavan to his own palace, Surya Mahal.
It was believed that the king was inspired by a dream, in which Lord Krishna told him to install the idol in his palace, to save it from being destroyed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Later Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II make another Mahal for himself Chandra Mahal.
This temple has a simple but beautiful architecture with an open columned pavilion and a slightly sunken courtyard surrounded by a low balustrade.
On the Janmashtami festival, thousands of devotees around the country visited this temple and many different religious programs are organized by the temple management.
The temple ceiling is decked with gold. The position of the temple allowed a direct view of it to the Maharaja from his Chandra Mahal palace. The idol of Govindji and Radhaji are black in color with gold ornaments.
Govind Dev Ji Temple Timings: 05:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m. in different time slots, subject to change in different seasons.
Timings of the Govind Dev Ji Aarti
|Mangla||4:30 to 5:00 AM|
|Dhoop||7:45 to 9:00 AM|
|Shringar||9:45 to 10:30 AM|
|Rajbhog||11:15 to 11:45 AM|
|Gwal||17:30 to 18:00 PM|
|Sandhya||18:30 to 19:45 PM|
|Shayan||20:45 to 21:15PM|
Govind Dev Ji temple is located in Jaipur city. Jaipur is well connected with road, rail and air. Jaipur is just 268 km’s from Delhi.