Friday, 17 October 2014

Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

It was in July this year that I went to Mathura. On this visit I got a chance to visit a newly constructed temple in Vrindavan – Prem Mandir – temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

We headed to Prem Mandir in the evening to enjoy the beautiful work of lights. Since it was a weekend there was huge crowd at the entrance of the temple. Once you enter the temple compound, the crowd seems to vanish. The temple is so huge and beautiful that you tend to get busy appreciating its beauty.

The entire temple is made with white marbles. In the temple compound, few major instances of Lord Krishna have been wonderfully depicted. In the evening the entire temple and the garden is beautiful lit with synchronized colourful lights. It is a sight to see. There is also a musical fountain show in the evening.

It is rightly said that “A Picture is worth a thousand words” So let the pics say it all:

Prem Mandir
Entrance of Prem Mandir

The Beautiful Temple - The Beautiful Carvings

Musical Fountain

Read about my visit to Shiva's Kopeshwar Temple near Kolhapur.

How to reach:-
By Road- Easy connectivity from Agra (70 km on NH2) and Delhi (145 km on NH2).

Nearest Railway Station- Mathura Junction (MTJ) 10.5 km

Nearest Airport- Agra Airport 75 km. 

From Railway Station there are 2 ways to reach here. One goes inside the city of Mathura via Bhuteshwar Road, via Birla Temple and you will find Prem Mandir. Other one goes through High-Way (National Highway 2). On National Highway 2 you can get in Vrindavan by turning in left (you can see large statue of Godess Durga nearby this area).

Temple Timings:

05:30 a.m.- Mangla (Morning) Darshan and Aarti.
06:30 a.m.- Bhog Darshan and Prayer
08:30 a.m.- Shringar Darshan
11:45 a.m.- Aarti
12:00 noon - Temple Closes
4:30 p.m. - Evening Darshan and Aarti
5:30 p.m. - Bhog and Prayer
7:00 p.m. - Musical fountain show with beautiful light show.
8:00 p.m. - Aarti
8:15 p.m. - Shayan Darshan
8:30 p.m. - Temple Closes

Please Note:

There is no entry ticket. There is a canteen in the premises which serves light snacks. Don't forget to buy souvenir  and prasaad for your loved ones from the shop near the canteen.

My Advice:

Enjoy the beauty of Prem Mandir in the evening. You will be able to see the temple during the sunset, enjoy the beautiful carvings on the white marble. As the sun sets the lights will be on and you will see the temple all lit up with lights. These lights are syncronized and change colours every 3 seconds. Do enjoy the musical fountain show at 7 o'clock in the evening.

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