Hawa Mahal

~ the Palace of Breeze ~

Govind Dev Ji Temple

The Govind Dev Ji Temple is located inside the Royal City Palace in Jaipur.  It is one the very important part of the palace because Govind Dev Ji, an incarnation of Lord Krishna is worshiped here.

The image of Lord Govind Devji is also called Bajrakrit as it was created by the Lord’s grandson Shri Bajranabh.  He made three attempts to create the image of Lord Krishna when finally the last one was approved by his grandmother as it’s exactly like Lord Krishna.  And that image is “Govind Dev Ji”.

The temple was built in 18th century as part of Sawai Jai Singh‘s grand plan to build up Jaipur.  Jai Singh brought the image of Govind Devji from Vrindavan and kept it it the sanctum of this temple.  It was located such that the Maharaja can have a direct view of the temple from his residence in Chandar Mahal.

Lord Krishna is widely worshiped and it is one of the most important temples for Krishna’s followers outside Vrindavan.  In Govind Dev Ji Temple, the deity is unveiled seven times a day for “Aartis” (prayer).  Devotees gather around for Darshan, a look that help them to connect with the Lord.