Shri Banke Bihari Charan Darshan



Shri Banke Bihari Charan Darshan is an auspicious day falling on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Vaisakh month (April – May) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2014, the date Sri Banke Bihari Charan Darshan is May 2. Shri Banke Bihari Mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is located in Vrindavan near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Shri Bankebihari Charan Darshan is observed on the Akshaya Tritiya day.

Banke Bihari Charan Darshan – seeing the feet of Banke Bihari – happens only on the Akshaya Tritiya day. It is the only day in the year when devotees get the darshan of the sacred lotus feet of Banke Bihari.

Thousands of devotees arrive at the Banke Bihari Temple to have a rare glimpse of the feet of the idol.

On the same day evening, Lord Krishna appears before his devotees only in a dhoti (loin cloth around his waist). It is known as the Sarvang Darshan – the darshan of the whole body.

It is curious note that on Akshaya Tritiya day people accumulate property, gold and other valuable things. On the same day, Lord Krishna appears before devotees in a loin cloth.