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Madan Mohan Ji Temple, Vrindavan

Vrindavan Darshan
Vrindavan Darshan

Madan Mohan Ji Temple, Vrindavan

Among the ancient temples of Vrindavan, ‘Madanmohan ji temple’ and ‘Govinddev ji temple’ are particularly noteworthy from the architectural point of view, but the story of the construction of ‘Madanmohan ji temple’ is interesting. The date of construction of this temple is unknown but from its architectural style it can be estimated that this temple was built only a few years after the construction of Govinddev ji temple in 1590. The specialty of this temple is considered to be its artistic peak. Legend has it that the golden pot on the top of the temple was taken away by thieves centuries ago.

F. S. Grous, in his book ‘Mathura: A District Memoir’, has mentioned an interesting story of a rich businessman who gave a grand look to ‘Madan Mohan Ji temple’. In Vrindavan, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s exclusive disciple Sanatan Goswami installed the statue of Madanmohan ji on a huge mound located near Kalidah Ghat (in child form, Shri Krishna had killed the poisoner Kaliya near this ghat of Yamuna) and built a small temple. Had constructed. One day the boat of a businessman from Multan got stuck in the mud near Kalidah Ghat. This businessman named Ramdas Khatri was going towards Agra and the boat was loaded with his goods. When the boat failed to move after three days of tireless efforts, the businessman went to the temple built on the mound and offered prayers. Sanatan Goswami present in the temple blessed – “Lord Madanmohan ji will do good.” As soon as businessman Ramdas reached his boat from the temple, his surprise knew no bounds. The boat stuck in the mud started moving automatically without any interference. After some time, Ramdas returned from Agra to Vrindavan and handed over a huge amount of money to Sanatan Goswami for the construction of the temple. With this amount, the already built temple was given a grand look.

As soon as businessman Ramdas reached his boat from the temple, his surprise knew no bounds. The boat stuck in the mud started moving automatically without any interference. After some time, Ramdas returned from Agra to Vrindavan and handed over a huge amount of money to Sanatan Goswami for the construction of the temple.

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