Jaipur is all set to celebrate Krishna janmashtami, birthday of lord ‘Krishna’ on 25th august 2016. Celebrations will take place at various temples of Jaipur.
But the most popular celebration takes places at Govind Dev Ji Temple in Jaipur.
About Govind Dev Ji Jaipur
Govind Dev Ji Jaipur temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Built in 1735 by Maharaj Sawai Pratap Singh, the main idol faced the window of the king’s bedroom in his palace. His day would begin with a “darshan” (sacred viewing) of his beloved deity.
It is a popular saying in Jaipur that the idol of Lord Shri Krishna transferred from Vrindavan Dhaam to Pink City Jaipur and consecrated at Suraj Mahal of City Palace during the reign of Aurangzeb. As the religious fanaticism was on peak during Aurangzeb, it was a major issue to protect the temples and idols of Hindu religion. At that time, the then caretaker of Govind Dev ji Temple of Vrindavan Dhaam shifted the idol of Lord Shri Krishna (Govind Dev ji) to Jaipur. In year 1735, the holy idol of Shri Lord Krishna consecrated at the present place of temple (Suraj Mahal of City Palace).
Timings of Jhanki’s at Govind Dev Ji Temple on Janamashtmi
Mangla – 3.45 to 04.30 AM
Dhoop – 7.30 to 09.30 AM
Shringar – 9.45 to 11.30 AM
Rajbhoog – 11.45 to 1.30 AM
Gwal – 4.00 to 06.30 AM
Sandhya – 6.45 to 08.30 AM
Shayan – 9.15 to 10.30 AM
Janam Abhishek – 12.00 to 1.15 AM
How to Reach Govind Dev Ji Temple?
Govind Dev Ji Temple in Jaipur is located near Hawa Mahal.