Gita Mandir

Gita Mandir

  • Mathura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India
  • Timings 5 00 AM - 12 00 PM and 2 00 PM - 8 00 PM.
  • Time Required Around 1-2 hrs
  • Entry Fee No entry fee

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Gita Mandir, Mathura Overview

Gita Mandir is also called as Birla Mandir in Mathura. It is located on the outskirts of Mathura, the Mathura-Vrindavan road. These have become famous throughout India for their grand design and architecture. These are being prominent landmarks wherever they are built. This magnificent Gita temple is one of the most celebrated temples in Mathura and was constructed by Jugal Kishore Birla.

 

His complete devotion to Laxmi Narayana (an avatar of Lord Vishnu) and his perpetual song, Bhagwat Gita, motivated him to build the temple. It is named Gita Temple as its main room is adorned with all the verses of the Gita. The pictures of Arjuna, along with his friend and conductor Krishna, in a chariot, is inspirational and wonderful.

 

The architecture of Gita Mandir

 

This temple has some jaw-dropping architecture to witness. When turning your attention to it, you see a questioning combination of Hindu and Western styles of architecture. Constructed in red sandstone, this famous temple in Mathura proclaims its stately occurrence quite outstandingly. There are two incredible marble structures which are main captivations in this temple; one is the Gita Stambh (Pillar), and the other is Hanuman Temple.

 

The Gita Stambh, which is also called as the Victory Tower, is built from red sandstone. On it, the entire sacred teachings of Bhagavad Gita are inscribed. Hence, it turns out to be the eternal source of wisdom for mankind. The verses have been written with sharp exactness, with each letter as apparent as the other. It is an inspirational sight to come across.

 

Other statues established in the Gita Mandir which entice tourists are those of Lord Krishna in the manifestation of Lakshmi Narayan, Ram and Sita. Inside the temple, you also come crosswise Krishna’s chariot along with delightful images of many gods and goddesses on its marbled walls.

 

History of the Temple

 

The Gita Mandir is also famous as the Birla Mandir and is one of the most visited temples in Mathura it is favoured tourist spot. It was built by Jugal Kishore Birla, a graft of the Birla family and a renowned philanthropist, humanist and telepathist. He constructed the temple in the loving memory of his parents.

 

Nearby Tourist Attractions

 

Mathura is famous as a tourist destination. So after visiting the Gita or Birla Mandir in Mathura, you can move to discover other popular tourist attractions there.

Find here the list of some of the attractive touring places to check out.

 

• Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple

• Vishram Ghat

• Dwarkadheesh Temple

• Kans Qila

• Mathura Museum

• Kusum Sarovar

 

Gita Mandir Temple Mathura Darshan Timings

Summer

Morning

5:00 am to 12:00 pm

Evening

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Winter

Morning

5:30 am to 12:00 pm

Evening

2:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Festivals celebrated:

 

Being Krishna devoted temples, this faces massive celebration during the festivals like Janmashtami and Holi. The Birla temple is stunningly decorated and illuminated with diyas. Special poojas are presented during these festivals. Due to the fame of these celebrations, thousands of devotees visit the shrines on these festivals.

 

Best time to visit Geeta Mandir, Mathura

 

August to March is the best season to visit all tourist spots in Mathura including Gita Madir. The weather is pleasant during this period.

If you want to explore all the places with full enthusiasm, book a pilgrims tour package to Mathura.

 

How to reach

 

Mathura is well connected by rail, road and air. It is 150 km away from Delhi, 50 km away from Agra and 10 km away from Vrindavan.

 

Nearest airport- Agra-Kheria airport

 

Nearest railway station- Mathura Junction railway station

 

Nearest Bus- Bus Station with buses connected all parts of the country

 

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