The Dwarkadheesh Mandir is well known temple all over India for its carried contraction and painting. The temple is devoted to Lord Dwarkadheesh, another name of Shri Krishna.
Presently, the complex of Mandir is handled by the followers of Vaishnava sect (that once started by Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya) and located within perimeter of sacred city's Holy Gate near ghat of river Yamuna.
About the temple:
The architecture of the Dwarkadheesh Temple was corporated by true devotee of Lord Krishna, Seth Gopal das Parekh in 1814. The main complex of complete architecture is magnificently carved with rajasthani style entrance with few steep steps heading to main courtyard and ceiling attired with aesthetic paintings.
The complex has enough large area, in the centre of courtyard there are five rows of abundantly sculpted pillars and centre of yard looks fantastic during the season of activities especially in month of Saavan.
Major Attractions of Temple:
When you take your first step to get enter in the magnificent temple, the very first thing you note are the five rows of beautifully sculpted pillars separating the court into three segments. In Out front of yard is the most sacred chamber or garbhgriha, where the divine idols are located.
On birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, Janamashtmi the idol gets bathed by purohit with water, milk and curd and cradled in crib. The devotees and admirers all dance and enjoy Sprinkling flower petals.
Hindola- Utsav is major attraction on this temple in which idol of ladoo gopal is placed inside beautifully decorated Hindola or swing set during season of saaavan, month of August- September. Each day newly decorated set is used.
Entry Fees, Aarti Timings & Mandir Opening Timings:
There is no Entry Fees to visit the temple and the temple is open all days with seasonal timings are as follows: 6:30am to 10:30am in the morning & 4:00pm to 7:00 pm in the evening during summer. And, 6:30am to 10:30am in the morning & 3:30pm to 6:00pm in the evening during winter.
Aarti Schedule are as follows: 6:30am to 7:00am ( Mangal Aarti), 7:40am to 7:55am (Shringar Aarti), 8:25am to 8:45am (Gwal Aarti), 10:00am to 10:30am (Rajbhog Aarti), 4:00pm to 4:20pm (Utthanpan), 4:45pm to 5:05pm (Bhog Aarti), 5:20pm to 5:40pm (Aarti) and 6:30pm to 7:00pm (Sayan Aarti).
The timings are subjected to change on special occasions, festivals & events.
Location of the temple: Kishori Nagar, Birla Mandir, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281003.
The visit will rejuvenate the mind and body, while appeasing our soul and spiritual quests. Peace, calm & Divinity will overtake your stress & problems once you enter the temple premises. One of the must visit places to embrace Beauty, History & Spirituality.