Śrī Bānke Bihari
(Dedicated to Lord Krishna)
The Bāṃke Bihārītemple, Vrindavan is amongst the holiest and famous temples of Kṛṣṇa in India. Śrī Swami Haridas got Bānke Bihārī Ji appeared in Nidhivan. The idol of Thakur Ji is much older and was worshipped in Nidhivan till 1863. This temple was constructed in 1864 with the contribution of Goswamis. After constructing of the temple, Goswamis transferred the idol to this temple. Bānke means “Bent at three places” and Bihārī means “Supreme enjoyer”. Bānke Bihārī Ji is worshiped and looked after as a child. There is a different and unique style of celebrating every festival in Bānke Bihārī temple. The deity is dressed up and offered cuisine (bhog, prasad) according to season. Temple is decorated with lights and various types of flowers according to the festival. There are no bells or conch in the temple because Bānke Bihārī does not like the sound of bells or conch. there is the only chant of ‘radha naam’. When someone enters the temple, he feels an eternal bliss and calm and forgets all misery. As soon as someone meets with Thakur Ji, he becomes dedicating himself to Thakur Ji. Kind-hearted Thakur Ji demolish his problem and bless him with His divine grace how far he is.
|Aarti||Summer (After Holi)||Winter (After Diwali)|
|Darshan Time in Morning||7:45 AM – 12:00 PM||8:45 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Shringar Aarti||8:00 AM||9:00 AM|
|Raj Bhog Aarti||12:00 PM||1:00 PM|
|Darshan Time in Evening||5:30 PM – 9:30 PM||4:30 PM – 8:30 PM|
|Shayan Aarti||9:30 PM||8:30 PM|
TRANSPORTATION AND TRAVEL ROUTES
The nearest airport is Agra just 67 km away from Vrindavan. The nearest international airport is Delhi, which is connected to almost every important city in the world with major airlines. There are regular flights to other important tourist destinations of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai, etc.
The major railway station nearby is Mathura on the Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai mainline. Several express and passenger trains connect Mathura from other major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Calcutta, Gwalior, Dehradun, Indore, and Agra. Though Vrindavan itself is a railway station. A railbus runs between Vrindavan and Mathura 5 round in a day.
Vrindavan is situated on Delhi-Agra NH-2. the various buses run between Agra and Delhi. Temple is 7 km. away from National Highway. Getting to Temple is very easy as there are frequent tempos and rickshaw available throughout the day. Mathura is just 12 km away. frequent buses, tempos, and taxies runs between Mathura and Vrindavan.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS