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.
adan Mohan temple is the oldest of all Goswami temples in Vrindavan. ‘Madan’ means Kamadeva (God of desire and Love) and Mohan means one who charms thus the God who can even charm Kamadeva is named as Lord Madan Mohan.H
istory of Madan Mohan temple traces back to 5000 years ago during the time of king Vajranabh (Great Grandson of Krishna) who first established this temple along with few other temples in Vrindavan. But over time, this temple disappeared. As per the historical records, it was built in 1580 by Sri Krishna Das (or Ram Das) Kapoor, a Multan trader under the guidance of Sri Sanatana Goswami. Later in 1670 during the invasion of Mughal Ruler Aurangzeb, the original deity of Madan Mohan was secretly moved to Jaipur for safekeeping where it was worshipped for many years. Later when the princess of the royal family of Jaipur was married to the prince of Karauli, she took the deity along with her to Karauli, and since then it is established and worshipped in Karauli. During the attack of Aurangzeb on Vrindavan the spire (Shikhara), the original temple was dismantled. So, a new temple was built next to it down the hill in the early 19th century (the year 1819) by Sri Nand Kumar Bose of Bengal as the old temple was unfit for worship. The Pratibha Vigrahas (replicas) of the original deities are worshipped in this new Madan Mohan temple. It is believed that Saint Advaita Acharya found the original idol of Sri Madan Mohan under the old Banyan Tree (Advaita Vat) when he visited Vrindavan. He gave the Deity to his disciple Damodar (or Purushottam) Choubey (Mathura Brahman) for worship, who in turn gave the Deity to Sanatana Goswami who installed the idol on Dwadashaditya hill under a tree and worshipped the Deity for many years.E
arlier there was no deity of Radharani along with Lord Madan Mohan. After Srimati Jahnava Mata had a Deity of Radharani made and sent to VrindavanW
e want to take this opportunity to invite you and your family to this historical event, the grand opening of Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan temple on 25th January 2019. Your presence on this day will mean much more than any delights, and it would be very encouraging also.