Prem Mandir, Vrindavan

Coordinates: 27°34′21″N 77°40′21″E / 27.5724569°N 77.6724919°E / 27.5724569; 77.6724919
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Prem Mandir
Prem Mandir from Main Gate
Prem Mandir
DeityRadha Krishna,
Sita Rama
FestivalsJanmashtami, Radhastami
LocationVrindavan, Mathura district,Uttar Pradesh
StateUttar Pradesh
Country India
Prem Mandir, Vrindavan is located in Uttar Pradesh
Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
Location in Uttar Pradesh
Geographic coordinates27°34′21″N 77°40′21″E / 27.5724569°N 77.6724919°E / 27.5724569; 77.6724919
TypeRajasthani Somnath Gujarati architecture
CreatorKripalu Maharaj
Completed17 February 2012
Elevation169.78 m (557 ft)

Prem Mandir (lit. The Temple of Divine Love) is a Hindu temple in Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh, India. The temple was established by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj (the fifth Original Jagadguru).[1] It is maintained by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, an international non-profit, educational, spiritual, charitable trust. The complex is on a 55-acre site on the outskirts of Vrindavan. It is dedicated to Radha Krishna and Sita Ram. Radha Krishna are on the first level and Sita Ram are on the second level. Different Leelas of Shri Krishna and Rasik saints are depicted all over the wall of the main temple.[2]

Construction began in January 2001[3] and the inauguration ceremony took place from 15 to 17 February 2012.[4] The temple was opened to the public on 17 February. The cost was 150 crore rupees ($23 million).[5] The presiding deity are Shri Radha Govind (Radha Krishna) and Shri Sita Ram. A 73,000 square feet, pillar-less, dome shaped satsang hall is being constructed next to the Prem Mandir, which will accommodate 25,000 people at a time.[6] Surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains, the temple complex has life-size depictions of four leelas of Shri Krishna – Jhulan leela, Govardhan leela, Raas leela and Kaliya Naag leela.

It is sister temple of Bhakti Mandir which was opened in 2005 and another sister temple which is known as Kirti Mandir, Barsana opened in 2019.[7]

History architecture and design[edit]

Rasa Lila by Krishna, in Prem Mandir Vrindavan
Prem Mandir Vrindavan at night, entrance gate

The foundation stone was laid by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj in the presence of thousand devotees on 14 January 2001. The structure took around 12 years to construct, involving around 1000 artisans.

The Vrindavan site was developed by Kripalu Ji Maharaj, whose main ashram was in Vrindavan.[8] He dedicated the gift of love to Shri Vrindavan Dham.

Prem Mandir is constructed entirely of Italian marble. The total dimensions of the temple including its flag is 125 ft. high, 190 ft. long and the 128 ft. wide raised platform serves as the seat of the two-storeyed white monument.

A circumambulation route has been constructed on the mandir prāṅgaṇa (प्राङ्गण), the platform of the temple, enabling visitors to view the 48 panels depicting pastimes of Shri Radha Krishna which are carved on the outer walls of the temple. The walls are made of solid Italian marble, 3.25 ft. thick. The thickness of the walls of the garbha-griha is 8 ft to bear the weight of huge shikhar, swarna kalash and the flag. 84 panels have also been set up on the exterior of the temple and display the loving pastimes of Shri Radha Krishna. Other than this, numerous portraits of Radha Krishna Leela, or the miracles of Lord Krishna, can also be found inside the temple.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Famous Krishna Temples in India : Prem Mandir
  2. ^ Kripaluji Maharaj's Prem Mandir will be inaugurated on 17 February-Aaj Ki Khabar 404 Archived 30 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ 1000 कारीगरों ने 11 साल में बनाया 'प्रेम मंदिर'! 404. [Dainik Bhaskar]. Retrieved 6 April 2014
  4. ^ Prem Mandir Inauguration (Vrindavan) | Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog 404 Archived 29 March 2014 at
  5. ^ "Dream Of "एक झोंपड़ी हो कृष्ण के बृज में" Now Becomes A Reality". Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  6. ^ ब्रज का आकर्षण प्रेम मंदिर. [Dainik Jagran]. Retrieved 6 April 2014
  7. ^ "Grand Opening of Unique Temple in India". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  8. ^ Sahara Samay Kripaluji Maharaj's 'Prem Mandir' inauguration on Friday Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine FEBRUARY 13, 2012 "The much long awaited temple of Kripaluji Maharaj's 'Prem Mandir' will be inaugurated on Friday 16th for public in Vrindaban district of Uttar Pradesh."
  9. ^ "Janmashtami 2015 LIVE Celebration at prem mandir vrindavan mathura 2015 - Latest results,Reet Online, job,news, education, SMS, wallpaper". Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

External links[edit]