He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is unmanifested. He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in everyone’s heart – Bhagavad Gita 13.18
Apart from the Govind Devji Temple, there was one more temple we were keen to visit – the Sri Sri Girdhari Dauji ISKCON Temple of Jaipur. The temple is located in a reclusive location in the southern part of the city and not many people know about the place.
The temple is still under construction and is very well managed by the ISKCON devotees residing there.
[ Sri Sri Girdhari Dauji Temple, ISKCON, Jaipur under construction ]
I had the good fortune of attending the aarti which was followed by a Shrimad Bhagvadam lecture conducted by a foreign resident devotee.
[ ISKCON bhakta's singing devotional songs to the Lord during the Aarti ]
The idols of the two brothers, Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama are very beautifully decorated and depicts the loving bond shared between them.
[ The beautiful idols of the two brothers,
Lord Krishna in dark hue and Lord Balarama is fair ]
[ A westerner devotee at the ISKCON
giving Srimad Bhagvadam lectures after the aarti ]
Lord Krishna loved cows hence, the bhaktas here also maintain a gaushala or a cowshed to provide shelter to the abandoned cows and raise awareness about cow protection.
[ Cows taking shelter at the ISKCON Cowshed ]
The quiet atmosphere and the tranquil setting was just like any of the other ISKCON temples I have visited so far (to read about them click here).
Sri Sri Girdhari Dauji Mandir,
Village Dolai, ISKCON Road,
Opp. Vijay Path, New Sanganer Road,
Mansarovar, Jaipur – 302020.
Contact No: 0141 – 278765, 2781860
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