Built on the outskirts of the city of Vrindavan, the mythological home of the Hindu god Krishna, Prem Mandir is probably the youngest of the city’s most noteworthy temples. It was built by the spiritual god-man Kripalu Maharaj and is operated by his organization Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. Constructed just 16 years ago in the year 2001, the temple is built within a sprawling 54-acre complex that includes gardens and other structures that showcase the mythology of Krishna and his consort Radha. The temple is also dedicated to Ram, the mythological king said to be an avatar of the god Vishnu just like Krishna was. As such, you will also find fascinating art details around the temple complex that tell the story of Ram, as written in the ancient epic Ramayana. ALSO READ: Vrindavan Photos: Images of The Hindu Pilgrim Destination Where Shri Krishna Spent His Childhood
Built with exquisite white marble and with intricate carvings, the temple is not just dedicated to the two avatars of Vishnu but also the extravagance of ancient Hindu architecture. You can find various scenes crucial to Krishna’s lore carved in the main temple, including the story of him lifting Govardhan Mountain. There is a massive complex beside the main temple structure that can accommodate 25,000 people. Another point of interest here is the music fountain with light displays. The fountain rises and dips, with the water interacting with the lights to form a dance of colors to the tune of holy songs that praise the gods. If you are visiting this temple at the edge of Vrindavan, do not miss the audio visual spectacle. Krishna Janmashtami is considered one of the best times to visit the temple complex.
BEST TIME TO VISIT VRINDAVAN
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Vrindavan is as given below. The best time to visit Vrindavan is also specified.