The state of Uttar Pradesh is known as the birthplace of Lord Ram and Sri Krishna. There are many beautiful temples built on the land of this state. Among those temples, Prem Mandir at Vrindavan temple in Mathura district is also one that is famous all over the world. This holy place is dedicated to Radha Krishna as well as Sita Ram. Devotees, leaders, and actors from far and wide visit Prem Mandir at Vrindavan to seek blessings.
Let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts on this Magnificent Prem Mandir at Vrindavan.
Overview of Prem Mandir at Vrindavan
The Prem Mandir, situated about two kilometers from the Banke Bihari temple, was built by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj on 14 January 2001. It took about 11-12 years to build the temple. Italian marble is used in this temple built entirely of white stones. The carvings of white marbles on the walls add to the grandeur of the temple. Artisans were called from Rajasthan besides Uttar Pradesh to make it. It is said that around 100/150 crore rupees were spent in the construction of this temple.
As you enter the temple premises, you will see a glimpse of Rajasthani craftsmanship in the walls of the temple. The doors and windows are beautifully carved. Precious stones have been used to glorify the walls and floors of the temple.
Furthermore, the entire life of Lord Shri Krishna such as the Victory over Kalia Nag, Raas Leela with the gopis, Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan mountain on the finger and the statues of all Brajwasis are beautifully depicted through tableaux. Every devotee who comes here gets mesmerized by seeing these tableaux. On the First floor, we could see the magnificent idols of Lord Krishna and Radha. While on the second floor Lord Rama and Sita idols are placed.
Prem Mandir view at Night.
The fascination of the Prem Mandir increases manifold in the night when the whole temple takes a shower with colorful lights. Color changing lights throughout the complex greatly enhanced its beauty. A fountain in the courtyard of the temple is also opened every evening.
Temple Timings and Aarti schedule.
The temple is open on all days from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm. The Arathi program at the Prem Mandir is as follows:
1. In the morning:
5:30 AM – Aarti and Parikrama
6:30 AM – Bhog and Bhog Door Closes
8:30 AM – Darshan and Aarti
11:30 AM – Bhog
12:00 PM – Shayan Aarti and doors close
2. In the Evening:
4:30 PM – Aarti and Darshan
5:30 PM – Bhog
8:00 PM – Shayan Aarti
8:15 PM – Shayan Darshan
8:30 PM – Door Closes
Festivals Celebrated at Prem Mandir.
Janmashtami and Radhastami are the most important and Major festivals celebrated at the Prem mandir. Both these festivals are celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm during the monsoon month. People from all over the world visit the temple and take part in this holy celebrations.
Best time to visit this temple.
The best time to visit Prem Mandir at Vrindavan is between the months of November and March. Prem Mandir is also famous for its Holi celebrations that take place during the February / March period.
Tips for Visiting Prem Mandir.
- Liquor and photography are prohibited inside the temple premises.
- Wheelchair service available at the temple premises for the elderly and physically challenged people.
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Musical Fountain at Prem Mandir.
A notable feature of the temple is the musical fountain show which takes place every evening from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Devotees love to enjoy the spectacular views of the water flowing from the jet and then twisting and dancing to the hymns in praise of the Almighty.