Shree Shree Govindajee Temple, Imphal

Shree Shree Govindajee Temple, Imphal, is a Vaishnavite temple adjoining the palace of the former rulers of Manipur. Being a historic center, it is one of the significant Imphal Attractions. Shree Shree Govindajee Temple in Imphal has a simple structure with a large raised congregation hall and gold domes. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu, who is at the center of the temple and is surrounded by the shrines of Krishna and Balarama on one side and Jagannatha on the other.

Devotees stand on the paved courtyard in Shree Shree Govindajee Temple of Imphal and give their offerings to the priests. Among all the temples in the city, Shree Shree Govindajee Temple is the most important one. This temple was built in the early 18th century under the rule of Rajarishi Bhagyachandra. During festivals, the temple is flocked by thousands of people, who come from far and wide to offer prayers. The best time to visit the temple is during Holi, also known as Doljatra or Yaosong in Manipur. During this festival boys and girls perform Thaba Changba folk dance, all night.

Last Updated on 19th Oct 2012