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Gokulananda Temple Vrindavan Address: Keshi Ghat, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, 281121, India

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Gokulananda Temple Vrindavan Timings

Day Timing
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Gokulananda Temple Vrindavan Aarti Timings
Summer Winter
Mangala Aarti 5:00 am Mangala Aarti 6:00 am

A land full of temples, narrow lanes boasting ample cheer, and a few moments of tranquillity that encompass you and your dears; Vrindavan and Mathura have an aura that beckons you to come back to visit this holy land and immerse yourself in the service of the Lord. With a plethora of temples to see, one of the best temples of Vrindavan is the Radha Gokulananda Temple.

There is a piece of the Lord in every nook and cranny Vrindavan from a history that defines time itself.

History of Radha Gokulananda Temple

The original deity of Gokulananda was worshipped at Radha Kunda by Viswanath Cakravarti. During his stay in Vrindavan, he was welcomed by Lokanath Goswami. When the original Temple of Radha-Vinoda fell apart, he moved the Gokulananda deity to today’s. In this beautiful little haven, Lokanath Goswami sang melodious Bhajans in the name of the Lord.

Thus, you will find both the deities- Lokanath Goswami and Radha-Vinoda worshipped with intense fervour right here.

#Trivia: Another interesting fact is that the Gokulananda Shila was gifted to Raghunath Dasa Goswami by Lord Chaitanya. It bears the sacred thumbprint of Lord Chaitanya. The Shila holds an exceptional place in the temple because of its historical significance.

Besides seeking blessings from Gokulananda and Radha-Vinoda, you also get an opportunity to visit the samadhis of the famous Goswamis of Vrindavan.

Inside the main temple, you will see the small Radha-Vinoda deities of Lokanath Goswami and more significant deities of Vijaya Govinda belonging to Sri Baladeva Vidyabhushan and Radha Gokulananda deities of Sri Viswanath Cakravarti. The small deity in front of Gokulananda and the deity of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was worshipped by Sri Narottama Dasa Thakur.

They were worshipped alone in their own separate temples; however, when the old temples began to fall apart, Viswanath Cakravarti arranged to have them placed under one big temple ‘The Radha Gokulananda Temple of Vrindavan.’

#Trivia: The deity of Radharani was never part of the original setup. It was made by Jahnava Devi in Jagannath Puri and installed next to the Radha-Vinoda deity. After falling apart, the original Radha-Vinoda deity was shifted to the Gokulananda temple in Jaipur.

The eight deities present here represent the emotions and attachments of the Goswamis and Viswanath Cakravarti and their dedication towards Lord Krishna. Their undying faith in the Lord’s ways and the path to righteousness has made this temple one of the most popular temples of Vrindavan.

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Things to do at Gokulananda Temple Vrindavan

Since it is located close to Kesi Ghat, you can enjoy a dip at the holy river and complete your visit to the Radha-Gokulananda temple from here. If you are here during any prominent Hindu festival, you will discover an outstanding vibrancy that will make you close your eyes and take the Lord’s name at least once.

From Holi to Deepavali, Govardhan Gungaan Mahotsav to Vasant Panchami, Shivratri to Dahi Handi, you can witness the celebrations in all their glory without batting an eye-lid.

Architecture of Gokulananda Temple Vrindavan

The temple is not extravagant like several other temples of Vrindavan; however, it holds few of the most beautifully carved deities. The primary premise of the temple represents typical Indian and Rajasthani architecture with heavy wooden doors, marble inlays and pillars, and fine craftsmanship. While the temple is not significant, the beauty it reflects is unbeatable.

Almost all the deities are carved in black stone with intricately painted faces that accentuate the look and feel of the main temple area. On the other hand, Radharani is carved in brass (metal) with beautiful features and marble cows and peacocks.

Location of Gokulananda Temple Vrindavan

The Radha Gokulananda temple is located between Kesi ghat and Radha-Raman Temple in Vrindavan.

Entry Fee and Timings of Radha Gokulananda Temple Vrindavan

You can visit the Radha Gokulananda temple from 8 am to 12 noon and then from 5:00 pm to 8 pm every day. Summer mangala aarti begins at 5 am and winter Mangala aarti starts at 6 am.

There is no entry fee to visit the temple. However, if you wish to see the Shila, you will have to pay a specific amount at the temple premises. You can also donate to the temple trust fund that helps in maintaining the temple and helping the needy around.

Best time to visit the Gokulananda temple

As with all North Indian states, the best time to enjoy your visit to the Radha-Gokulananda temple is from October to 1st week of April. The onset of winters makes it even more interesting to enjoy the ambiance and the local street food outside.

How to Reach Gokulananda temple Vrindavan

Vrindavan is well-connected by all means of transport, making it easier to enjoy a weekend getaway or a short vacation.

By road- It is approximately 90 km from Agra and approximately 190 km from Delhi via the Yamuna expressway. You can stop at any food court to take a quick break before arriving at your destination.

By train- The nearest railway station is in Mathura, approximately 10 km from Vrindavan and is connected with several major metros across the country.

By air- The nearest fully-operational airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. You can hire a cab from the airport and reach Vrindavan hassle-free. From Uber to Ola to Meru, there are several intercity cabs available at pocket-friendly rates.

You can also hire a cab from top car rental companies in Mathura & Vrindavan to reach the temple and visit other popular sightseeing places of Mathura & Vrindavan.

With over 5000 temples that grace Vrindavan, you are bound to get lost in the narrow alleys and lanes of this temple town. The history of the Radha-Gokulananda temple is as mesmerizing as time itself. From timeless tales of utmost truth and devotion to the Lord to the placement of the deities, there is a tranquil aura you will feel once you walk into the temple. The place has several anecdotal references to the evolution of Vrindavan and the revelation of the significant presence of the Lord, starting from the Radha Gokulananda temple. If you start exploring the depths of the temple history, you will get mesmerized by the small revelations that come along the way.

If you are a history buff and love to discover new things, walk into this quaint temple and soak in the beauty of the place soon. Book a Mathura Vrindavan tour package with us to explore these holy cities comfortably. At Mathura-Vrindavan Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, we offer these packages at competitive rates so that you can have a memorable trip without breaking the bank. Please fill the Contact Us form to get in touch with us.

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