Morning Summer Timings: (effective 2 days after Holi):
Opening : 7.45 am.
Shringar : 8.00 am.
Rajbhog : 11.00 am to 11.30 am.
Rajbhog Aarti and closing : 12.00 Noon.
Morning Winter Timings: (effective 2 days after Diwali):
Opening: 8.45 am.
Shringar : 9.00 am.
Rajbhog : 12.00 noon to 12.30 pm.
Rajbhog Aarti and closing : 1.00 pm.
Evening Summer Timings: (effective 2 days after Holi):
Opening : 5.30 pm
Shayan Bhog : 8.30 to 9.00 pm
Shayan Aarti and closing : 9.30 pm
Evening Winter Timings: (effective 2 days after Diwali):
Opening : 4.30 pm
Shayan Bhog : 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
Shayan Aarti and closing : 8.30 pm.
Note: No Darshan during bhog
The twin city of Mathura and Vrindavan resound with the stories of Lord Krishna till date. Vrindavan is located 15 km from Mathura. Vrindavan city has more than 5000 temples all dedicated to Lord Krishna. This city got its name from sacred Tulsi commonly known as Vrinda. At one point of time, this place had vines of Tulsi groves so it was Vrindavan. Lord Krishna spent few years of his formative life in Vrindavan or Braj bhoomi. Vrindavan city has both ancient and modern temples.
There are many popular temples namely Radha Raman temple, Rangaji temple, Radha Vallabh temple, ISKCON temple. Yet, the most revered temple among them is the Banke Bihari temple. The temple was built by Swami Haridas in 1864. Folklore says that Swami Haridas discovered Banke Bihari in Nidhivan. Later, he moved Banke Bihari to the present temple premises. This temple is a special attraction during Sravana month. The temple and Banke Bihari are specially adorned and they look spectacular. The entire premises are covered with flowers and other decorative. Special puja is performed during Janmashtami. The idol of Shri Krishna is adorned with pitamber [yellow cloth] and jewellery. This temple is very popular amongst the devotees and Hindus.
Festivals Celebrated in Shri Banke Bihari Temple:
2) Kamda Ekadashi
3) Akshaya Tritiya
4) Guru Poornima
5) Haryali Amavasya
6) Haryali Teej
7) Raksha Bandhan
8) Krishna Janmashtami
10) Radha Ashtami
11) Sharad Poornima
12) Roop Chaturdashi
15) Bhai Dooja
16) Akshay Navmi
17) Bihar Panchami
18) Aanola Ekadashi
19) Holika Dahan
Vrindavan Temple Address:
Shri Banke Bihari Temple,
Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg,
Uttar Pradesh – 281121.