- Govind Devji Mandir
the sprawling walled enclosure of Jaipur city, there lies the
breath-taking royal palace, enshrining many marvellous edifices of
eternal attraction. In addition to several splendidly built
apartments for royalty and vast Mahals for administration purpose,
marked by projecting balconies, arches and ornate entrances, there
is an elegantly built and richly decorated Mandir for Krishna
Bhagawan, the household deity of the ruling Princes. This palace
Mandir was exclusively planned for royal family and their regular
worship, but later admission to it was graciously granted by the
famous builder Maharaja, Sawai Jaisingh II himself after completion.
Being a devout Krishna bhakta, he fashioned its location and
construction in such a way that it gleams into his sight on opening
the eyes first in the mornings from his tastefully built Chandra
Mahal just opposite the mandir. It contains, among others the
life-size image of Lord Krishna with opulent decoration in
glittering diamond studded jewels and colourful garlands which
transports the viewers to blissful worlds. Riveting attention on the
enchanting form of the archamurti, the royal family members drank in
its unparalleled beauty with their eyes. Daily puja with elaborate
rituals and periodical festivals with matchless zeal are carried on
to the utmost satisfaction of the bhaktas.
lies in Jaipur, one of the premier cities of Rajasthan, accessible
by every type of conveyance.