Top 15 Famous Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan

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The festival of Janmashtami is marked by the joyful dance of young Krishna and Vrindavan’s ‘gopis.’ This dance is known as ‘Rasleela.’

One of the oldest spiritual destinations in Vrindavan, Nidhivan is thronged by pilgrims all through the day. The temple houses Lord Shiva incarnated in Gopi form.

Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan

List of Must-Visit Popular Hindu Temples in Vrindavan & Mathura

1. Shree Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

Shree Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is one of the most popular and famous pilgrimages Hindu Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan in India. It is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna, the most revered deity in Hinduism, was born.

Best time to visit Shree Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

Lakhs of devotees visit this temple during festivals like Janmashtami, Holi, and Diwali. The main shrine in this complex was built by Vajranabha, the great-grandson of Krishna.

2. Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish Temples in Mathura and Vrindavan

The Dwarkadhish Temple of Mathura is the main shrine housing the Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. It is a hub of exciting activities all year around with Janmashtami and Hindola Utsava being the main festivals.

Built by Seth Gokul Das Parikh in 1814, the temple gained national fame for its Rajasthani architectural styles and paintings. The entrance halls feature beautifully carved pillars that uphold painted ceilings.

3. Gita Mandir

Gita Mandir

One of the most important pilgrim centers in Vrindavan, this temple offers an effervescent ambiance and holy chants that can revive your spirit. Here, you will also witness portraits of Krishna Leela and Govardhan part Leela that would awe your senses.

4. Jugal Kishore Temple

Kesi Ghat

One of the oldest temples in Mathura, this sacred structure is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is also known as Keshi Ghat and is built with red sandstone.

This is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. Shri Krishna is adored here as ‘Banke Bihari’ or ‘Supreme Enjoyer’.

5. Kesava Deo Temple

Kesava Deo Temple is among the most famous shrines in Mathura and Vrindavan. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this stunning temple reveals the architectural grandeur of ancient India.

A small prison-like structure within the complex reflects the place where Krishna was born during his captivity from Kansa. The temple attracts many devotees and tourists throughout the year.

6. Banke Bihari Temple

Banke Bihari Temple

The recent building collapse near the revered Banke Bihari Temple in Mathura and Vrindavan has raised many questions about the management of crowds at the shrine. The tragedy came almost a year after a stampede on Janmashtami which left five people dead.

7. Baba Jaigurudev Mandir

Baba Jaigurudev Mandir is a shrine, place of worship, and tourist attraction. It is located near Jaigurudev temple, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

Mathura and Vrindavan is dotted with magnificent temples that are dedicated to various aspects and activities of Lord Krishna’s life. One of the famous temples is Dwarkadheesh Temple, which allures pilgrims every year.

8. Bhuteshwar Temple in Mathura and Vrindavan

One of the most prominent tourist attractions in Mathura and Vrindavan, this temple has beautiful architecture accompanied by eye-catching paintings. It is also one of the oldest temples in these holy towns and a trip to the place is incomplete without visiting it.

9. Chamunda Devi Temple

One of the 51 Shakti Peethas, Chamunda Devi Temple is visited by a considerable number of pilgrims during Navratri. The temple also holds fascinating mythological beliefs & legends.

The Goddess is depicted in her fierce form with a garland of skulls, symbolizing the destruction of evil and the protection of her devotees. The temple architecture offers a blend of Dravidian and North Indian styles.

10. Prem Mandir

Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

The best time to visit Prem Mandir Mathura and Vrindavan is from October to March when the weather is moderate and offers a comfortable experience for tourists. The temple is also open during festivals such as Shri Krishna Janmashtami and Radhastami.

11. Nidhivan Temple in Mathura and Vrindavan

Located in the holy cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, Nidhivan is a sacred place with many enchanting stories. It is believed that every night, Lord Krishna and Radha engage in their divine raas leela here.

Locals believe that the crooked trees in the forest are actually gopis who come to life at night and perform raas leela with Radha Rani. It is also said that toothbrushes, sarees, and betel leaves are found scattered in the Rang Mahal room after the aarti.

12. ISKCON Mathura and Vrindavan

ISKCON Temple Vrindavan

ISKCON temple also known as the Krishna Balaram Mandir is a grand display of devotion and spirituality. It was founded by the revered founder of ISKCON – Srila Prabhupada.

The temple houses the samadhi of the great saint. It also has a library, book stalls, and donation offices.

13. Shri Rangji

Shri Rangji Mandir Vrindavan is a unique temple with a South Indian touch to it. It features a beautiful seven-storeyed gopuram that leads to the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Built in 1851, this is one of the biggest temples in Vrindavan with a 50 feet high Dwajasthamba. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganath and attracts crowds during the ten-day Brahmotsava festival.

14. Gopi Nath Temple Vrindavan

Gopi Nath Temple Vrindavan is a holy place for the Gaudiya Vaisnavas. It is here that Sanatan Goswami worshipped his beloved Madan Mohan Deity and entered samadhi.

Thousands of years later Gadadhar Pandit’s disciple Madhu Pandit discovered the Gopinath Deity here at Vamsi-Vat. His samadhi is present here today.

15. Madan Mohan Temple Vrindavan

With a history believed to be 5000 years old, Madan Mohan Temple Vrindavan is one of the most revered shrines in India. This deity is worshiped along with Radharani and Lalita.

The temple was first established by Vajranabh (great-grandson of Lord Krishna) and then later rebuilt in 1580 by Kapur Ram Das, a trader from Multan under the guidance of Sanatan Goswami. During the attack of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, the original Madan Mohan deity was secretly moved to Karauli, Rajasthan for safekeeping.

FAQs

Which temple is famous in Vrindavan?

Banke Bihari Temple is the most famous temple in Vrindavan.

How many temples are in Mathura?

There are 5,000 around temples are in Mathura.

How many temples are in Vrindavan?

There are 5,000 temples are in Vrindavan.

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