Shri Govind Dev Ji Mandir

About Shri Govind Dev Ji Temple

Shri Govind Dev Ji temple needs no introduction as it is one of the most famous and pious spiritual places to visit. The temple is a witness to the thousands of devotees coming from all over the world to see its magnificence and symbolism of Hindu mythology. It is considered to be the most sought-after temple, after the Vrindavan temple, for the followers of Shri Krishna. Legend says that once Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II had a dream, where he was told by the Lord Krishna to place his idol in his palace to save the place from destruction by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh then brought the idol from Vrindavan to his palace Surya Mahal and then shifted it to Chandra Mahal.

It is believed that the idol is an identical copy of Lord Krishna during his incarnation on earth. Legend suggests that the idol was created some 5000 years ago by the Lord Krishna's great grandson, Vajranabha. When Vajranabha was 13 years old, he asked his grandmother to describe the cherished Lord Krishna. From whatever description she gave him, he tried to sculpt an image of Lord Krishna, but failed two times in creating an image. In the third attempt, he managed to create an image exactly replicating the Lord. The idol was then named Bajrakrit which means 'Creation of Bajra'.

The city palace, where Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II held the highest respect, now houses this temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and beautifully symbolises the royal era of Jaipur. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the interior of the temple boasts of magnificent European style chandeliers and many paintings depicting the Indian art and culture. The ceiling of the temple is done up in dazzling gold. The idol of Govind Dev Ji in this temple is considered to be one of the most beautiful and fascinating images of Lord Krishna. The temple opens for devotees at around 5.00 am with an 'aarti' and melodic 'bhajans'.Every day the idol is worshipped with 'prasad' and devotional 'bhajans', at seven different times during the day, are sung fervently.


Shri Govind Dev Ji temple is situated in the City Palace Complex between the Badal Mahal and Chandra Mahal. You can reach the temple by an auto rickshaw, taxi or by local buses.

Best Time to Visit

Due to its closeness to the desert area, the city experiences an extreme climate, where the summer season is extremely hot. The months from March till June, when the maximum temperature can reach up to 45 degrees, may not be the best time to visit the place.

The best season to visit this wonderful city is during the winter months, from October to March. The maximum temperature is around 20-22 degrees, when the intensity of the scorching sun is at its lowest. The nights are cooler, with the temperature dropping to about 5 degrees, while the days are extremely pleasant, and you can enjoy every bit of the city's heritage beauty and take back a memorable experience.

How to Reach

The city is well-equipped with a domestic airport, which is at a distance of 7 km from the main city, while the international airport is at a distance of 10 km.

The railway station is located at a convenient distance of 5 km and is well-connected to the main city. The railway network is quite vast and there are many trains which connect Jaipur with different cities across India. The city has three main railway junctions, the main station at Jaipur, the other at Gandhinagar and the third one at Durgapur.

The Pink City is also connected with the major cities through a strong network of national highways. The Rajasthan State Transport Corporation has a fleet of deluxe, semi-deluxe, Volvo and non AC buses, which make travelling more comfortable for tourists..

Shri Govind Dev Ji Temple- Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressShanti Niketan Colony, Tonk Phatak, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302015
Entry Fee :Entry Fee : Rs.0
Timings :Visiting Hours - 4:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Phone No (Official)099245 63892
Official Website
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Nearest railway stationMerta Road Jn Railway Station

Last Updated on : September 21, 2016