Jewel of Vrindavan- Prem Mandir

Tripoto
25th Jan 2018
Photo of Jewel of Vrindavan- Prem Mandir 1/5 by Shilpi

My recent trip to Vrindavan in Jan 2018 was 13 years after my first visit in 2005. Of course a lot has changed since then. From better roads and hotels to newly constructed temples and parking lot, Vrindavan surprised me a lot. Had heard lot about Prem Mandir, from a couple of friends and it made it to my "must see in Vrindavan" list soon.

Photo of Jewel of Vrindavan- Prem Mandir 2/5 by Shilpi

Established by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, an international, non profit, spiritual, charitable trust, the temple complex on 54 acre land, is made with white Italian marble. Prem Mandir is dedicated to Radha- Krishna and Ram-Sita. The foundation was laid in 2002 while it opened to public in 2012 and the cost of construction amounted to 150 Crore Rupees.

Photo of Jewel of Vrindavan- Prem Mandir 3/5 by Shilpi
Photo of Jewel of Vrindavan- Prem Mandir 4/5 by Shilpi

As you walk across the premises, it seems no less than a dream. People often compare its beauty with the legendary Taj Mahal. Right from the entrance and surrounding gardens to the main complex, the beauty is enthralling. Every pillar, gate, stone or door has exquisite carvings, that leave you mesmerized. Pastimes and leela of Lord Krishna is displayed through paintings or sculptures in the surrounding garden premises.

The temple puts up a spectacular light and sound show in the evening. You can witness the temple bathed in various colors, that keep changing every few seconds.

Photo of Jewel of Vrindavan- Prem Mandir 5/5 by Shilpi
Day 2

The temple puts up a spectacular light and sound show in the evening. You can witness the temple bathed in various colors, that keep changing every few seconds.

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