6 Famous Lord Krishna Temples In India

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Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 16:42 [IST]
 
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Lord Krishna is one of the most popular avatars of Lord Vishnu. Krishna is worshiped in many temples around the world. These temples are famous because they are either associated with the birth of Lord Krishna or known for the architecture and history. Even the aura of spirituality has made the temples of Lord Krishna a peaceful pilgrimage for the devotees.

You can find a temple of Lord Krishna with Radha or Rukmani. He is often known as the lord who plays the flute. Lets take a look at the most popular temples of Lord Krishna that are well known worldwide for the history or association with His life.

6 Famous Lord Krishna Temples In India

Famous temples of Lord Krishna in India:

ISKCON temple: This temple is popular worldwide. You can find ISKCON temple around the world. The beautifully decorated and well maintained temples of Lord Krishna is visited by devotees of different caste and religion. ISKCON temples are there in Delhi, Vrindavan, Bangalore, Kolkata, Assam to name a few places.

Dwarkadish temple: Dwarka is located on the west coast of Gujarat and is considered as a holy pilgrimage for devotees. Dwarka is the place where Lord Vishnu slew the demon Shankhasura. Also known as Jagat Mandir, Dwarkadish is around 2,500 years old temple. Do not forget to visit the temple of Rukmini (Krishna's wife who was believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi).

Vrindavan Temple: It is believed that Lord Krishna spend his childhood in this city. After King Akbar visited the city, he ordered to build 4 temples of Lord Krishna (Madana-mohana, Govindaji, Gopinatha and Jugal Kisore). Located near Mathura, you can visit famous Lord Krishna temples like Banke Bihari Temple, Krishna Balaram Mandir, ISKCON, Govindaji Temple, Madana Mohana Temple to name a few.

Jugal Kishore Temple: Located in Mathura city (birthplace of Lord Krishna), you can visit this peaceful holy pilgrimage and find solace. Jugal Kishore Temple is one of the most popular and the oldest temples of Lord Krishna in Mathura. Jugal Kishore temple is also known as Kesi Ghata temple as Lord Krishna killed the demon Kesi and took bath on this ghat. An aarti to Yamuna Devi is offered every evening here.

Jagannath Temple: This is a famous temple in Puri (Orrisa) that is dedicated to the trinity of deities namely Jagannath, Balabhadra and the goddess Subhadra. Worshipers of Lord Krishna and Vishnu often visit this holy pilgrimage to take the blessings of Jagannath (the Lord of Universe).

Guruvayur Temple: Commonly called as the Dwarka of the South, this temple of Lord Krishna is very famous in India. It is said that the idol of Lord Krishna in this temple is even worshiped by Lord Brahma (Creator of the Universe). Located in Kerala, the temple owns 36 mighty elephants. Even brides and grooms visit Guruvayur temple to solemnize their marriage.

These are the most popular temples of Lord Krishna. Visit these temples in India to find solace.

Story first published:  Thursday, November 29, 2012, 16:42 [IST]
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