Nowhere in the world, you will find tales of devotions such as the Govind Dev Ji and Jaipur Royal Family. The rulers of the Jaipur state considered Govind Devji as the true ruler of Jaipur and their King. Sawai Jai Singh ll was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. He inscribed Shree Govind Devji Ji charan, Sawai Jai Singh Sharan which means Jai Singh is the devotee in the feet of Lord Govind Devji.
Govind Dev Ji and Jaipur Royal Family
Maharaja Pratap Singh Ji built Hawamahal in the shape of the Crown of Lord Krishna and wrote poems of devotion.
When Jaipur state was annexed to Rajasthan after Independence, the rulers of Jaipur said that the kingdom is of Lord Govind Devji and it will remain of Govind Devji only. We will continue serving with his blessings.
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More info on Govind Dev Ji Temple
The temple is built of sandstone and marble. From time to time renovations were carried out but the beauty of the temple was kept intact. The temple is spread in a vast area surrounded by greenery. It was built in the grid saved for the royal family. Therefore, the temple resembles a Palace.
City Palace is on the southern side of the temple and the northern side is covered by Jai Niwas Garden.
The holy images are seated on the Garbhgraha plinth facing south. The darshan hall is so huge that it could accommodate over 5000 people easily. The interior walls are colored pink and pillars, the roof is engraved with floral work. The grand chandeliers add grace to the beautiful buildings.
Govind Devji Mandir and Guinness Book of World Records
Late Shri Pradhyuman Kumar Goswami Ji wanted a separate hall where religious and cultural activities could be performed without any hindrances.
His son, Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami, and Grandson Shri Manas Kumar Ji Goswami worked day and night to bring the dream of the Late Pradhyuman Ji to reality.
Satsang Hall of Govind Devji Mandir is recorded in Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s widest R.C.C flat roof construction with a single span of 118 ft.
Govind Dev Ji Temple Facts
Some interesting facts about Satsang Hall in Govind Devji Temple –
- The construction of the Satsang hall was completed in 383 days.
- The cost of construction was approximately 3 Crore INR.
- The foundation of the building is 12 meters deep.
- 290 tons of steel and 2000 cubic meters of concrete were used for its construction.
- The hall is 118 ft by 124 ft.
- It took 36 hours to lay its roof.
- The building is standing on 8 columns.
Prasad in Thikana Mandir Shree Govind Devji
Holy Prasad is prepared in the kitchen of the mandir only. The Laddoo Prasad is so tasty that it is liked by children and adults alike. But due to limited preparation space, the quantity is fixed per person.
- 1 Laddoo – 8 Rs.
The purchase is limited to a maximum of 5 pieces per person. It could be purchased in the Temple complex only.
Important events in Thikana Mandir Shree Govind Devji
Although, the temple is visited by thousands of devotees every day during the eve of Shree Krishna Janmashtmi the visitor count reaches lakhs.
Cultural events are held all around the year but during Falgun month (February – March) artists perform a mesmerizing traditional dance in the royal court of Shree Govind Devji.
To witness thousands of devotees chanting Hare Rama Hare Krishna in the hall is a heavenly experience for ears and mind.
How to reach Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur?
The temple is located in the heart of the walled city of Jaipur, Jaleb Chowk. The place is very well connected to every part of the town by buses, cabs, cars, taxis, and e-rickshaws. One may have to park their vehicles at the Jaleb Chowk only.
And from there the main temple is 100 meters away. For old age people and differently-abled persons, a free shuttle service is provided within the temple complex from the temple administration.
- Question – Is a parking facility available in Govind Devji Temple?
- Answer – Yes, there is ample parking space for cars, bikes, and even buses in the Jaleb Chowk area.
Following is a list of the nearest bus stands, railways station & airports with their respective distance from Govind Devji temple –
- Sindhi Camp Bus Stand (3.2 km)
- Jaipur Railway Station (5.7 km)
- Jaipur International Airport (12.5 km)
- Badi Chaupad Metro Station (1.3 km)
- Choti Chaupad Metro Station (1.3 km)
Other places of interest around Govind Devji Temple
The temple is situated in the center of all tourism and commercial activities in Jaipur. There is a lot to explore around the temple. Here is a brief list of places of interest with their respective distances from Govind Devji Temple
- City Palace (500 meters)
- Jantar Mantar (550 meters)
- Sargasuli Tower (1.5 km)
- Hawa Mahal (1.1 km)
- Amer Fort (7.8 km)
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