When the soldiers of the fanatical Muslim Emperor Aurangazeb attacked Vrindavan, the original deity of Madana Mohana was taken to Karauli in Rajasthan for safekeeping. Later in a forest, which is the present Vrindavan, the Radharamana temple was established and it is believed that the Deity self manifested from a Saligram-sila. The presiding deity called as “Radharamana”, symbolizes as the omnipotent that gives pleasure to Radha, his consort. A crown is kept next to the deity signifying Radha’s presence. This was the first temple to be built in Vrindavan. Srila Sanatana Gosvami established it.
|Rangaji Temple||:||This is the largest temple in Vrindavan built in 1854 by Seth Govind Das. The presiding deity is Lord Sri Ranganatha popularly known as “Rangaji”, who is seen lying down on the Sesha Naga (celestial serpent). This South Indian styled temple has exquisite Rajput architecture on its main gate. An amalgam of Rajput and South Indian temple architecture, it has a garden, water tank and a gold plated flag mast. Once a year a grand car festival (Ratha Yatra) is held known as “Brahmotsava”, during the months of March - April, which lasts for 10 days.|
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