Saturday, 30 May 2015

Most Famous Krishna Temples in India

The Sri Krishna Temple is one of the most important and the richest temple in the whole of South India. Dedicated to Lord Krishna Temple, the temple is also known by the name of Guruvayurappan. It signifies the name of the deity meaning the lord of Guru and Vayu. The deity of Lord Krishna Temple is said to forgive the sins of his devotees who come to worship him in the temple. The Deity placed in the temple is over 5000 years old.

You can find a temple of Lord Krishna Temple with Radha or Rukmani. He is often known as the lord who plays the flute. Lets take a look at the most famous temples of Lord Krishna that are well known worldwide for the history or association with His life.                    
Vrindavan Temple

It is believed that Lord KrishnaTemple spend his childhood in this city. After King Akbar visited the city, he ordered to build 4 temples of Lord Krishna (Madana-mohana, Govindaji, Gopinatha and Jugal Kisore). Located near Mathura, you can visit famous Lord Krishna temples like Banke Bihari Temple, Krishna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON, Govindaji Temple, Madana Mohana Temple to name a few.

Jagannath Temple

nlike other Shri Krishna Temple idols, the Jagannath temple has idols of the Lord and his siblings- Balbhadra and Subhadra - made of wood. Their figures look incomplete. Built by Raja Ananta Varman Chodaganga of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in the 11th century, the Jagannath temple in Puri is one of the most sacred places of worship. The temple is also hugely famous for its annual Rath Yatra, which draws millions of tourist year on year.

Guruvayur Temple:

The Dwarka of the South, this temple of Lord Krishna is very famous in India. It is said that the idol of Lord Krishna in this temple is even worshiped by Lord Brahma (Creator of the Universe). Located in Kerala, the temple owns 36 mighty elephants. Even brides and grooms visit Guruvayur temple to solemnize their marriage.

Bankey Bihari Temple

The Bankey Bihari is dedicated to Shri Krishna who is seen standing in the Tribhanga posture. Popular for Jhoolan and Janmashthami celebrations, the Bankey Bihari temple was built by Swami Haridas. Banke Bihari is believed to be a late riser and doesn’t wake up before 9am. The Mangal Aarti in the temple is sung only during Janmashtami.

Jugal Kishore Temple

Jugal Kishore Temple Situated near Kesi Ghat, the construction of Jugal Kishore temple was completed in 1627. Shri Krishna had killed Kesi, the horse demon at this spot, and hence it is also known as the Kesi Ghat Temple. Mughal ruler Akbar is said to have visited this temple in 1570.

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