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Shahji Temple Mathura Address: Gotam Nagar, Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, 281121, India

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Shahji Temple Mathura Timings

Day Timing
Monday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wedesday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Shahji Temple is a religious destination known for its unique architecture. Because of its spiral columns, it has earned the nickname “Tedhe Khambe Wala Mandir” (the temple with spiral columns). Another striking feature of the temple is the Basanti Kamra hall. It has Belgian glass chandeliers and paintings depicting stories from the life of Lord Krishna.

The presiding deity of the Shahji Temple in Vrindavan is Radha-Krishna. He is lovingly called Chhote Radha-Raman.

Shahji Temple is one of the most prominent temples in the region. The temple provides the much-needed inner peace and bliss. It is in Vrindavan, a few kilometres away from Mathura.

Architecture of Shahji Temple Vrindavan

Shahji Temple architecture differs from the usual Hindu temple style. It is built with high-quality white Italian marble, in a mix of Greek, Mughal and Hindu style. The spacious terraces are supported by 12 beautiful spiral columns, each cut out of one marble piece.

The Basanti Kamra (Durbar Hall of the deity) , too, is impressive. It is also known as the yellow room, because of its yellow decor. The ceilings and interiors have colourful paintings depicting stories from Raas-Leela and different events from the life of Lord Krishna.

History of Shahji Temple

Shahji Temple Vrindavan history dates back to the 19th century. It was established in 1876 by two merchant brothers of Lucknow – Shah Kundan Lal and Shah Phundan Lal. The temple shows the love of Radha and Krishna, the relationship between a female and a male.

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Things to do at Shahji Temple

In Shahji Temple Vrindavan, all rituals related to Lord Krishna are performed. Apart from the daily pujas, you can take part in Archana, Aarti and Abhishekam.

You can also visit the Basanti Kamra. It is open only on two occasions – Basant Panchami and Jhulan Yatra. On these festivals, the idols are brought into the hall, and decorated and worshipped. Thousands of devotees visit Shahji Temple during these occasions.

The hall also has colourful paintings done on its marble panels. They feature female figures performing different activities. The paintings are inspired by Mathura sculptures and are quite vibrant. The fountain and chandelier in the hall are other attractions worth noticing.

Another striking feature of Mathura Shahji Temple is the portraits of the two merchant brothers on the floor. They wanted to remain with the holy soil of Vrindavan. And when a visitor walks on the portraits, they bring some sand along. This idea reflects the purity of their mind and down-to-earth nature.

Shahji Temple attracts an enormous crowd on festivals like Janmashtami and Govardhan Puja too. On these occasions, the temple is beautifully decorated with flowers and lights, and special rituals are performed.

Shahji Temple Vrindavan Timings and Entry Fee

Shahji Temple is open throughout the year, on all days. The visit timings are from 8 AM to 11 AM and from 5.30 PM to 7.30 PM.

But the Durbar Hall is open only during two occasions – Basant Panchami (celebrated around January/February) and Jhulan Yatra (celebrated around July/August).

It is best to visit the temple in winter (from October to March). The temperature is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing during those days. You can also plan a visit around August/September to be a part of the festive celebrations during Janmashtami.

How to reach Shahji Temple Vrindavan Mathura?

Shahji Temple is in Vrindavan, only a few kilometres away from Mathura. From Mathura bus stop and railway station, it is at a distance of 12 km. The nearest airports are in Agra (80 km) and Delhi (170 km).

And here are the different ways to reach the temple –

By bus – You can take public/private buses to Vrindavan and visit Shahji Temple. Vrindavan bus stop is only a kilometre away. You can take an auto or taxi from the bus stop.

By auto – Auto-rickshaws and e-rickshaws are also available for Shahji Temple. They take about an hour to the temple from Mathura city centre.

By taxi/cab – Taxis and full-day cabs are also available. You can book one from top car rental companies in Mathura and visit Shahji Temple Vrindavan and other temples around.


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