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Radha Govinda Temple at Vrindavan – Radha Govind Dev Temple near Mathura

Radha Govinda Temple is one of the biggest Sri Krishna temples in Vrindavan near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located in an area named as Yoga Peetha and is near to the Rangaji Temple. The temple was constructed in 1590 AD and then it was a seven storied building but was partially destroyed by Aurangzeb in 1670 AD.

Story of the Radha Govind Murti

The murti worshipped in the Radha Govinda Temple was found by Rupa Goswami. Legend has it that a small boy once informed Rupa Goswami that he regularly saw cow shedding milk in a hole.

When Rupa Goswami investigated the area he found the beautiful murti of Krishna.

Rupa Goswami then requested Maharaja Mansingh to build a beautiful temple. The temple was constructed out of red stand stone.

Radha Govinda Temple 

The inner courtyard of the temple is noted for numerous carvings. The center of the courtyard has a beautifully sculptured lotus.

The main murti in the sanctum sanctorum has a huge black murti of Bhagvan Sri Krishna flanked by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda. There are murtis of Radha and Jagannath in the temple. There is also a Govardhan Shila and another Sri Krishna temple.

Majority of the murtis in the temple are replicas as the original ones were moved to safekeeping in Jaipur when the temple was attacked by Mughal rulers.

The original murtis worshipped in the temple can be found at the Radha Govind Temple in Jaipur.