JK Temple at night
|Location||Sarvodaya Nagar, Kanpur, India|
JK Temple (Juggilal Kamlapat temple) is a temple in the Indian city of Kanpur. It is considered to be a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture. The mandapa of the temple has been constructed with high roof for adequate ventilation of light and air. The temple was constructed by JK Trust and major maintenance expenses of the temple also comes from the trust fund. The temple is also popularly known as Radhakrishna Temple.
Singhania family which owns a number of companies under its umbrella JK Organisation formed a trust known as JK Trust in 1953. The trust constructed this temple and was opened for public in the year 1960. The temple celebrated its 50 years in 2010.
The temple is located on First Street in Sarvodaya Nagar locality of Kanpur. The Kanpur Airport is located around 14 km from temple's campus. Kanpur Central Railway Station is around 5 km from the temple and has trains to Lucknow, Allahabad, Delhi, Kolkata and other major cities of India. Photography is however prohibited and the place is heavily secured with guards and cctv. Handbags and large purses are not allowed and need to be deposited at the cloak room before entering. Visitors are frisked before entry.
The temple has five shrines dedicated to the
- Lord Radha and Krishna
- Lord Lakshmi and Narayan
- Lord Ardhanarishwar
- Lord Narmadeshwar
- Lord Hanuman
Building and campus
The temple is located in a triangular campus in east-west direction. The temple campus is dotted with plants and trees of various varieties. There are three ponds inside the campus on west, north and south sides of the temple. The even-level roofs or the mandapas have been provided with adequate ventilation for sufficient light and air. Among the five shrines, the central one is dedicated to the main deity of the temple - Shri Radhakrishna. Other shrines are adorned with idols of Shri Laxminarayan, Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Narmadeshwar and Shri Hanuman. There are several parks and a lake - Moti Jheel - located near the temple campus as well.
Best time to visit
JK Temple is open all days of the week and visiting hours are 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
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