Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji Temple situated in the City Palace complex, between the Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal in Jaipur is a sacred place of the Hindus. Dedicated to Govind Dev Ji (Lord Krishna) the temple epitomizes the flamboyant royal past of Jaipur. Govind Dev Ji is the prime deity of Amber's Kachawaha Dynasty. During earlier ages, the idol of the lord used to reside in the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.
According to Hindu legends, Govind Dev Ji appeared in the dream of Raja Sawai Jai Singh and instructed him to bring his idol from Vrindavan to Jaipur. Consequently, Raja Sawai Jai Singh brought the idol and installed it in the City Palace complex of Jaipur. After the sad demise of Jai Singh, his successors made no definite attempts to build the temple. It was Raja Man Singh who deliberately started constructing the temple in 1890.
Several Aartis and Bhog are offered to the elegantly bejeweled image of Radha-Krishna at seven different times of the day. Every time, when the idols are revealed to the devotees, they are clothed in a different manner. The statues of Govind Dev Ji and Radhika Ji are black and clad in gold ornaments. The entire temple reverberates with the devotional music and hymns containing the pious phrase "Jai Govind" by the devotees, who come here for a 'Darshan' of the deities. Janmashtmi, the birthday of Lord Krishna, is a pompous occasion and is celebrated with much gaiety and enthusiasm. Various religious programs are organized on the occasion of 'Krishna Janmashtmi' (birth of Lord Krishna).
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Govind Dev Ji Temple is easily commutable from the city by local buses, rickshaws and taxis.
By Road: An effective network of good quality roads and private and government buses connect Jaipur to all the major cities such as Delhi, Agra, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Jaisalmer and Mumbai.
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