Radha Damodar Temple, Vrindavan

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  • No words can express the beauty and glamour of this temple.. seeing is believing..a must for every traveler to vrindavan. centrally located.. approach is by rickshaw only...oldest temple.. where govar...  more »
  • It is a very old temple of radha damodar. It is a beautiful, spiritual and devotional Temple. People said that if you do four parikrma of this temple it is equivalent of one parikrma of Govardhan parv...  more »
  • Her govardhan sila is kept to which u can do parikrama and can have peace n feel positive vibes from God  more »
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  • Sweet morning and evening aarti. One of the ancient temple of india.
  • Very Divine Place. it has samadhis of lots of acharayas. Deities are also so beautiful
  • Very nice deities of Lord Damodara and Sri Vrindavan Chandra. Beware of offences in the Dham. It is Samadhi temple of Sri Jiva Goswami and Srila Rips Goswami. Srila Prabupada stayed here and translated Srimad Bhagavatam meditating on Lotus feet of Srila Rupa Goswami.. It is a centre of Spiritual World. Srila Rupa Goswami personally hand crafted the beautiful deity of Sri Damodara.
  • A very attractive temple shri radha Damodar in vrindavan.
  • "This temple is situated within the area of Seva-kunja. Sri Rupa Gosvami used to live here in his bhajana-kuti. The contemporary Gosvamis and devotees assembled here for istagosthis and, in those gatherings of Vaisnavas, Sri Raghunatha Bhatta would elucidate on Srimad-Bhagavatam in his melodious voice. Sri Rupa Gosvami compiled Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, Ujjvala-nilamani and other sacred texts on bhakti at this place. The young Sri Jiva Gosvami was engaged in all kinds of service to Sri Rupa Goswami, who personally manifested the deity of Sri Radha-Damodara with his own hands and offered the service and worship to Sri Jiva. According to the book Seva-prakatya, Sri Radha-Damodara were installed in samvat 1599 (1543 AD) in the month of Magha (January–February) on Sukla-dasami (the tenth day of the bright half of the month). The original Sri Radha-Damodara are now in Jaipura, and Their pratibhu-vigrahas, which are as potent as the original deities, are in Vrindavan. On the altar with Them are Sri Vrindavan-candra, Sri Chailacikaniya, Sri Radha-Madhava and a few others. The samadhis of Sri Jiva Goswami and Sri Krsnadas Kaviraja Goswami lie behind the temple, and in the northern area of the temple are the samadhi and bhajana-kuti of Sri Rupa Gosvami. Adjacent to this is the samädhi of Sri Bugarbha Gosvami. Sanatana Goswami used to perform parikrama of Govardhana daily. In his old age, when he became incapable of performing parikrama, Krsna came to him as a boy and gave him a govardhana- sila, which was one-and-a-half cubits long and shaped like a banyan leaf. He instructed Sanatana Goswami to perform parikrama of this sila instead. On this sila are imprints of Krsna’s foot, His flute and a cow’s hoof. Sanatana Goswami brought that sila to Vrindavan and would circumambulate it daily. After his disappearance, Sri Jiva Goswami installed the sila in the temple of Sri Radha-Damodara and began to worship it. Darsana of this sila is available on special request." Excerpt from the book 'Sri Vraja-mandal Parikrama' by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

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As a place of Hindu pilgrimage, Vrindavan offers plenty of accommodations for its visitors, with a good range of options to suit different tastes and budgets. In the more spacious outskirts to the west, upmarket hotels lie on the Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg road and side streets. Follow the same thoroughfare into town to find many smaller lodging options in the busy, densely populated center. Here, guesthouses and simple hotels put you within easy reach of the main temples.
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