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Banke Bihari Temple

Banke Bihari Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located in Vrindavan. It is one of the most popular holy pilgrimages among Hindu devotees. Thousands of visitors come to worship Lord Krishna at the temple every day. Banke Bihari Temple was constructed by Swami Haridas in the year 1862. It has a beautiful Rajasthani architecture which represents the artistic originality of Ancient India. The idols of Lord Krishna and Radha, the divine couple, is worshipped at the temple. A special ritual called Jhula Yatra is followed at Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. As per the ritual, an idol of Lord Krishna in his younger form is placed in a cradle which is then swung by the devotees. The temple is known for its spiritual vibes and peaceful environment. It is easy to reach via road. Visitors from cities like Delhi make their way to the temple during the weekends. A large number of believers gather here on Janmashtami which is among the most gloriously celebrated festivals at the temple.
Abhishek Sura
It is the hub of holi festivals in Vrindavan which starts a week before the holi. We saw one narrow street going towards Banke-Bihari Temple from the backside of the temple and within 5 minutes, my white shirt had been coloured with different dry colours. The atmosphere at the temple has magnificent energetic and was high, the doors of the temple are opened to all the visitors to come and play holi. The priest throws the colors, water with pichkari and crowd chanting and praising lord Krishna "Hathi Ghoda palki, Jai Kannayya Lal ki".
Anurag Khetan
I met few travelers from the TripAdvisor community in Mathura, and we all went to the famous Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan and joined the never ending line of people in the streets which leads to the temple. Banke Bihari temple is really small and it is impossible for it to accommodate the number of visitors. As a result, there is no space inside the temple and people are literally standing without any gap. Priests were throwing gulaal and colored water from pipes on the devotees.
Banke Bihari temple is one of the oldest and most sacred temple in Vrindavan where you can get famous sweet known as Pera. It is said that journey of Vrindavan is incomplete if we don't visit Banke Bihari temple.