Sri Radha Ramana Temple is a historic shrine dating back to the early modern period. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, Sri Radha Raman Temple is one of the most beautiful Hindu shrines in Vrindavan. The name Radha Raman means “one who gives pleasure to Radha”. Radha Raman is considered a self-manifested deity of Shaligram Shila. Being one of the oldest temples in Vrindavan, it has enormous historical significance. There is an interesting fact related to the temple, that, a fire burns continuously in the kitchen of the temple since it was lit during the time of its construction. The presiding deities of the sanctuary are Shaligram and Radharani. This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others.
Here Lord Krishna is in standing posture and the idol is 3 feet in height. It is one of the few original Goswami deities still present in Vrindavan.
Vrindavan Radha Raman Temple Timings:
Morning: 8.00 am to 12.30 pm
Evening: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Summer Mangal Aarti : 4.00 am
Winter Mangal Aarti: 5.30 am
Vrindavan Sri Radha Raman Temple History:
Sri Radha Raman Temple was built by Gopal Bhatta Goswami (one of the disciples of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) about 500 years ago. Gopal Bhatta Goswami visited Vrindavan at the age of 30. Upon his arrival, he received divine blessings from Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. However, the blessings were in the form of Kopin (Chaitanya loincloth), Patta, (wooden seat), Dupatta (a long piece of cloth). Of all these, the wooden seat is well preserved and can therefore be seen in the temple.
Following the instructions of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Gopal Bhatt Goswami traveled to the Kali-Gandaki river in Nepal. Having been blessed by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Goswami found 12 Shalligrams Shillas. He brought these 12 Shillas to Vrindavan and began to worship them with intense devotion. These Shilla’s were worshiped by Goswami in their original form. However, he always wanted to worship the divine form of Sri Krishna, that is, an image that could be nurtured, touched and clothed.
Over the years, his desire grew stronger. Finally, on the day of Narasimha Chaturdashi in May 1542, Gopal Bhatta Goswami recalled the glory of Lord Narasimha (an avatar of Lord Vishnu, half-human and half lion). The next day, when he got up for his morning prayer, he saw the open lid of the basket in which he had kept the Shillas. When he opened the lid, he found the exquisite idol of the deity along with 11 other Shillas. The idol was the 12th Shilla (Damodar Shilla) which was transferred to the image of Lord Krishna.
How to Reach Vrindavan Radha Raman Temple:
Agra Kheria Airport is 46 km and Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is 136 km.
There are regular trains from other major cities to Mathura Railway Station.
Mathura is well connected to other major cities via regular buses.
Vrindavan Sri Radha Raman Temple Address:
Panchayat Mandir Shri Radharaman ji Maharaj,
Uttar Pradesh – 281121
Phone: 094578 10041