Prem Mandir of Vrindavan and Golden Temple in Amritsar
Prem Mandir is a pilgrimage site located in Vrindavan, Mathura, India. Its maintenance is taken care of by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. It is a non-profit organization which performs charitable activities, provides education and spirit spiritualism. It is an international organization. The temple is spread across 54 acres on the outskirts of Vrindavan. It is a very beautiful temple to be visited on Delhi Agra Mathura Vrindavan tour package. We visited the temple for almost 3 to 4 hours. It was a great time spending over there. It was established by the fifth Jagadguru called Kripalu Maharaj. Jagat Guru means the teacher of the universe. Kripalu Maharaj was one of the spiritual leaders of the Hindus. The Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat organization was established by him with four centers. One branch of the temple is located in the United States and the other three are in India.
Radha-Krishna and Sita-Ram Idols
There are the idols of Lord Radha Krishna and Sita Ram. There are two levels in the temple. On the first level, there is the idol of Lord Radha Krishna and on the second level, there is the idol of Lord Sita Ram.
Depiction of Important Events
There are different statues of Lord Radha Krishna and Lord Sita Ram which depict different events that happened in their lives. It is an example of great art. The feeling of being there is so divine that you feel that there are gods present over there. It was inaugurated in the year 2001. It is not a very old Ancient Temple still it is admired by so many visitors. It took almost 150 crore rupees for its construction.
There is a huge space in the temple complex. There are life-size depictions of four pillars of Shri Krishna, namely Jhulan Leela, Raaz Lena, Govardhan Leela and Kaliya Naag Leela. The depictions of these Leela’s are very famous and lively.
The Construction and Architecture
The construction began in the year 2001 when the foundation stone was laid by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. It involved around a thousand artists. It took 12 years to get built. It was open for public in 2012. The complete construction has taken place in Italian marble.
It is believed in Hindu culture that taking the circumambulation around the ideal God is a good practice. Therefore, you there is a circumambulation route which has been constructed around the temple. This circumambulation route serves one more purpose of letting the visitors view the 48 panels which defect the past times of Lord Radha Krishna. There are walls covering the circumambulation route. There are paintings which depict these pastimes of Lord Radha Krishna. It is very interesting to view all those paintings that depict the fun time of Lord Radha Krishna. It is ideal for lovers.
There is a huge topmost point where there are a Swarna Kalash and the flag. The meaning of Golden Kalash is at the top which is made up of gold and the shape is of a utensil which is used for pouring water while worshipping the sun and many other religious activities on Hindu culture. We all know that gold is one of the most precious metals. It has been used in such large quantities at the top of the temple to give it a royal look.
It is really a pleasure and luck to visit a temple like this. It is a great place. It is worth coming over here, getting to know about the loving pastimes of Lord Radha Krishna and watching all these beautiful depictions is awesome. It is worth spending time over here. It also has the efforts of the laborers for 12 years. It is a long time to give and create a marvel.
Golden Temple in Amritsar
Golden temple is basically called as Har Mandir Sahib. Its literal translation is ‘Abode of God’ which means ‘House of God’. It does justify its name. There is a gold foil on the walls of the temple or the Gurudwara. It should be considered as golden not only in terms of the physical presence of gold, but also in terms of the presence of religious places over there.
68 Pilgrimage Sites
It is believed that if one visits the golden temple, one would be able to have the fruits of visiting 68 pilgrimage sites. It is so because there are 68 shrines over there. Therefore, it has the capability of providing the fruits equivalent to 68 pilgrimage sites. If you are on golden triangle India tour package, you must not miss the opportunity to visit the golden temple. There is a pool also out of the golden temple with a circumambulation route. It is suggested to take rounds of the pool for wellness and noble thought process.