Grand Opening of Madan Mohan Temple
A replica of Shri Madan Mohan Temple has been created at Govardhan Ecovillage and was inaugurated on
January 25, 2019 in the graceful presence of H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj and other dignitaries.
he Madan Mohan Temple was built in 1580, it is one of the oldest temples in Vrindavan. Madan Mohan Temple is located on a hillock, with fortified walls around it, along the Parikrama path which is not far from the Banke Bihari Temple. The striking temple with its 60-feet Shikhar is now under the Archeological Survey of India. Kapur Ram Das of Multan built the Madan Mohan Temple. Today the Madan Mohan Temple stands as the oldest existent Temple in the whole of Vrindavan. It is said that Lord Krishna rested on this hillock after vanquishing the demon Kaliya. Drenched with water, he began to feel cold, and instantly, twelve suns (Dwadasha Aditya) came down to give him warmth, giving the hillock its name; Dwadasha Aditya Tila. The Madan Mohan Temple is closely associated with the saint Chaitanya Maha Prahu. The original idol of Lord Madan Gopal was shifted from the shrine to Karauli in Rajasthan for safekeeping, during Aurangzeb’s rule. Today, a replica of the image is worshipped at the Temple.F
or Lord Gopinath, King Purusottam Jana sent two deities of Radharani to Vrindavan, one for Madan Mohan and one for Govindaji. When the Deities arrived in Vrindavan by boat, they were brought to Madan Mohan Mandir which was on the banks of the Yamuna. That night the Pujari of Madan Mohan had a dream in which Madan Mohan told him “you all are thinking that these two Deities are Radharani, but actually the smaller one is Radharani, and the bigger one is Lalita, so you should put Radharani on my left side and Lalita on my right side.” In this way, Madan Mohan appropriated both of those deities and Govindaji remained alone.B
y the mercy of His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder Acharya of the International Society of Krishna’s Consciousness and under the auspices of HH Radhanath Swami, that same worshippable Lord, Sri Madan Mohan Ji, is manifesting in his full glory at Govardhan Ecovillage on 25th Jan 2019. A replica of a famous temple is being built here, which is the first of its kind in the history of heritage tourism projecting all over the world. Spanning a towering 75ft, this architectural marvel will be the crest jewel in this multi-award-winning Ecovillage. We invite all to come and participate in this historic event and immerse themselves in the spiritual ecstasy!