Diya Kumari, who is a member of the Indian Parliament and belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party or the BJP, recently paid a visit to the prestigious Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur. The temple has a rich history and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. People visit the temple to seek blessings from Govind Dev and Radha, who is his consort. Here are all the important details about this particular temple that you would need to know!
Elections 2023: BJP MP Diya Kumari Visits Jaipur’s Govind Devji Temple
जयपुर के आराध्य प्रभु श्री गोविंद देव जी के दर्शन कर उनका आशीर्वाद प्राप्त किया और प्रभु से सर्वमंगल की कामना की। pic.twitter.com/jO73qarlJD
— Diya Kumari (@KumariDiya) December 3, 2023
Diya Kumari, who also happens to be a princess, recently visited this iconic temple in Jaipur. She went to offer prayers and seek blessings from the deities owing to the fact that election results were to come out later in the day. In a video shared by ANI, she is first seen walking outside towards the temple. She is then seen on the inside where she pays respects to the resident deities.
She is greeted by a lot of people all of whom pay their respects to her. The temple is one of the most popular ones in Rajasthan. Several people, locals and tourists alike, visit it in order to seek blessings. The temple has a fascinating history and legend behind it. As per the government website of Rajasthan Tourism, it is one of the seven temples of Vrindavan Thakur.
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The temple is built with sandstone and marble. The roof of the temple, inside, is made of gold. As per Jaipur Tourism’s website, the architecture of the temple has Rajasthani and Indian classical as well as Mughal elements to it. There is a lush garden around the temple which is known as ‘Talkatora.’ The temple also boasts glistening European Chandeliers.
A Brief History Of This Legendary Govind Idol In Rajasthan
— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2023
As the mythological story goes, over 5,500 years ago, when Bajranabh was just 13 years old, he created three images of lord Krishna. Bajranabh was a descendent of Lord Krishna and he wanted to know what he looked like. Curious, he asked his grandmother. Based on the description he got from his grandmother, he made the three portraits.
However, when he showed the three portraits to his grandmother, she said that not all three were accurate. In the first, only the feet seemed accurate. This portrait got the name ‘Madan Mohan ji.’ In the second, only the torso or the chest area seemed accurate and it was named ‘Gopi Nath Ji.’ Finally, his last attempt was successful and it was called ‘Govind Ji.’
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