Temples of India -
Temple Of Madan Mohan
The original deity of Madan Mohan was discovered at the base of an old
vat tree by Advaita Acharya, when he visited Vrindavan. He entrusted the
worship of Madan Mohan to his disciple, Purusottama Chaube, who then
gave the Deity to Sanatana Goswami.
60 feet high temple was opened in 1580 on a 50 feet hill called Aditya Tila,
next to the Yamuna. Ram Das Kapoor paid to build the temple. One day a ship
he owned, loaded with merchandise, went aground in the Yamuna. He was
advised by Sanatana Goswami to pray to Madan Mohan for help. The ship came
free and the owner of the ship made a big profit, which he used to built
The original Madan Mohan Deity was moved from Vrindavan to Jaipur when the
Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb attacked Vrindavan in 1670. That Deity is now in
Karoli, which is southeast of Jaipur in Rajasthan. There is a new Madan
Mohan temple, built by Sri Nand Kumar Bose of Bengal, at the bottom of the
hill, where the Madan Mohan Deities are now being worshiped.
On the side of the temple is the bhajan kutir of Sanatana Goswami. In the
back of the temple is the samadhi of the Sanatana Goswami. Behind Sanatana
Goswami's samadhi is a grantha samadhi, which contains some of the original
manuscripts of the Goswamis.
Temples of India
- Temple Of Dwarka
Dwarka was Lord Krishna's capital 5000 years ago, after He left Mathura.
Lord Krishna spent 100 years here. Dwarka is one of the Saptapuris, seven
holy cities, of India, which include Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kashi
(Varanasi) , Ujjain, Kanchipuram, and Dwarka. It is also one of the four
holy dhamas in India, the others being Rameswaram, Puri, and Badrinath.
Dwarkadhish Deity is that of Lord Trivikrama. It is said that "Sri
Krishna placed all His arts, achievements, properties, and His ownness into
In this greatly beautiful city of Dwarka, Lord Krishna had many residential
quarters. The architectural plans were made personally byVisvakarma.
In the middle of the town is the Dwarkadhish Temple, which was built in the
16th century. Dwarkadhish is another name of Lord Krishna that means the "Lord
of Dwarka". The five-story high temple is built on seventy-two pillars.
The temple spire is 78.3m (235 feet) high. From the temple dome waves 84
feet long multicolored flag decorated with the symbols of the sun and moon.
Lord Krishna's grandson, Vajranabha, is said to have built the original
temple of Dwarkadhish.
The main Deity in this temple is Lord Dwarkadhish, who is on the center
altar. There is a temple to the right of the main Deity that contains the
Deity of Lord Baladevaji (Balarama), who is the older brother of Lord