Among the temples located in Vrindavan, the most important from the point of view of architecture and history is the temple of Govinddev Ji. The height of this unique temple was so high that standing on the last floor of the temple, the spectators could look towards Delhi through binoculars. Its many floors It was demolished by Aurangzeb. It is clear from an inscription carved on the temple that this temple was built by Raja Mansingh in the year 1590. The length of this red stone temple is 200 feet and width is 120 feet. It took about ten years for the construction of the temple. It took time. According to the above inscription, famous building craftsmen of that time were employed in its construction. This is the reason why even today’s engineers are surprised to see the craftsmanship of this temple.
About 150 years ago, the then District Magistrate of Mathura, F. S. Grous inspected this temple closely and then wrote in detail in his book ‘Mathura: A District Memoir’ – “It is not only the best among the temples of Vrindavan but is also the best temple of North India. European Christian clergy were consulted in its architecture. This priest was an influential person in Akbar’s court. The view inside the temple is reminiscent of ‘St Paul’s Cathedral’ in London.
Looking at this historical temple, it seems that its builders must have paid special attention to its carving, each and every stone in the temple has been set very neatly. The impression of Jaipur style is clearly reflected in the decoration of the main gate. The idol installed in the temple was safely sent to Jaipur due to the fear of attack by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. Today the grandeur of the temple seems to be giving a silent invitation to the tourists coming to Vrindavan.
This is not only the best temple in Vrindavan but also the best temple in North India. European Christian clergy were consulted in its architecture. This priest was an influential person in Akbar’s court. The view inside the temple is reminiscent of ‘St Paul’s Cathedral’ in London.