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Govind Devji Temple

Govind Devji Temple The Sacred Temple Is a Place of Worship For All Hindus

Location Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Built in 1735 AD
Dedicated Lord Krishna
Significance A place of worship for Jains

How to reach -The temple is located in the heart of the city. It is just a few minutes away from the railway station and bus stand. One can take a regular city bus to reach the temple or hire a taxi to reach.

The Govind Devji Temple is none other than the Lord Krishna Temple. It is the most sacred place to worship for all pilgrims around the world. The Hindu Jain Community is a follower of Lord Krishna and it is a very important place for them.  The temple is located in the heart of the city in Jaipur and is a major tourist attraction for all people who visit Rajasthan. The temple is between the Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal. It is said that the Deity was brought in Jaipur by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. He was the founder of Jaipur and he brought it from Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh which is said to be the birth place of Lord Krishna. The reason why the deity was removed from Vrindavan is that the Muslim Emperor Aurangzeb tried to destroy it there and so the king moved the deity to Jaipur. The deity is almost 450 years old and is the original one. The temple highlights the royal times of Jaipur. The image in the temple looks exactly the same as the face of Lord Krishna during his incarnation.


The great grandson of Lord Krishna named Bajranabh asked his grandmother how Lord Krishna looked like.  This incident happened around 5000 years ago when Bajranabh was 13 years old. He tried to draw an image by the description given by her. The first drawing was not as per the description but she said that the feet looked like them. He made another one and she said that the chest looked like the Lord. Then he made the third one and she agreed that the third image looked like Lord Krishna. The first image is said to known as the ‘Lord Madan Mohanji’. The second one was known as ‘Lord Gopi Nathji’ and the third divine holy image was called the ‘Lord Govind Devji’. For all jains and Vaishnavites, this is a holy place which is outside Vrindavan.


The temple is designed wisely with all holy and religious aspects in mind. The entire temple is built of sandstones which showcases rich legacy of those times. The temple was built in the times of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The temple is truly is a masterpiece today and has pleasant surrounding areas and gardens. Inside there are huge chandeliers and paintings of the historical era. The centre most ceiling is decked with gold. It is said that the king used to sit in the Chandra Mahal Palace and could get the direct view of the Lord from his seat itself. The architecture of the temple was designed in an impeccable way. The passage or the doorway is huge with an ultimate experience of architecture and designs. The huge rich walls and doors are engraved with the rich architectural facts of historical India.

Best Time to Visit

The temple is open every day from 5.00 am to 9.00 pm. There are fixed timings for the Puja, Arti and the Bhog.  You can spend some peaceful time here and can worship the lord. It is believed that it was Janmashtami when Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh brought the deity in Jaipur. SO during Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of the Lord Krishna is celebrated here on a very large scale and people from all around the world visit here.

How to Reach


The nearest from Jaipur is in Sanganer. It is 7kms from the city for the Domestic Terminal and 10kms for the International Terminal. Domestic flights are available to almost all parts of India from here and it has direct international flights to Sharjah, Muscat and Dubai. Above all a chartered service is available to London and Dublin from here.  Hire a taxi when you get down reaching the main city.


Jaipur is connected with all parts of India through train routes. There are 3 junctions, the main one Jaipur itself, so every train stops at Jaipur.  One can take a local bus, taxi or an auto rickshaw to enter the city. Jaipur boasts of the luxury in train, i.e. ‘The Palace on Wheels’ train which departs from Delhi and connects many destinations in Rajasthan including Jaipur.


National Highway number 8, 11 and 12 makes it easy to connect all major cities in India. The Rajasthan State Road Bus Service is available from all major cities and AC and non AC Volvo buses are also a good option.

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