Govind Dev Ji

Govind Dev Ji Temple

The Temple was built during the 18th century by Sawai Pratap Singh II of Jaipur and also included a garden with a manmade lake (lake is not in a very good condition and shouldn’t be visited). The prime deity of the temple is Lord Govind Dev Ji, which is considered to be the exact image of Lord Krishna. The idol was brought here by Sawai Jai Singh II from Vrindavan to protect it from the religiously fanatic Emperor Aurangzeb. The idol can only be viewed at 7 times during the day when it is unveiled for Aartis. The temple can be visited any time during the day and closes at 9.30 pm. During the festival of Janmashtami, the temple can be a little over crowded and exploring the place can be a little difficult. Located at the backside of the temple complex is also a marvelous garden with a shrine dedicated to the monkey god Lord Hanuman. There is also an open cage with several rhesus macaques, right next to the Hanuman temple where visitors offer fruits and nuts to the monkeys.

Aarti Timings

  • Mangala Aarti – 4:30 am to 5:00 am
  • Dhoop Aarti– 7:30 am to 8:45 am
  • Sringar Aarti– 9:30 am to 10:15 am
  • Rajbhog Aarti– 11:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Gwal Aarti– 5:45 pm to 6:15 pm
  • Sandhya Aarti–6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Shayan Aarti– 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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