Radha Kushalbihari Temple

Radha Kushalbihari Temple

  • Mathura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India

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Radha Kushalbihari Temple, Barsana – Symbolizes the Eternal Love of Radha & Krishna

 

Barsana, when you hear the name, you are definite to recall the immortal love of Radha and Krishna. This divine village is situated at 40 km distant from Mathura, UP. Devi radha was born here. The location of this village is on the adjoining hilltops of Vishnu and Brahma hills. Each of the peaks of these hills contain a temple of Sri Radha and Krishna in memory of their beautiful time spend together. And, Sri Radha Kushal Bihari Temple is one major of them.

 

Description:

 

Entering Shri Radha Kushalbihari Temple, Barsana, you mind is sure to get stuck in its architectural design which resembles to that of the Rajasthan forts. And, you are not totally wrong in assuming so! Madho Singh Rao, who was the Maharaja of Jaipur, built this Hindu temple in Barsana in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the Bramhachal Parvat and its almond portico has risen elegantly amongst the thick plantation of Gahvar Van. This jungle is famous as during her age, Radha Rani used to spend quality relaxing time here with her companions.

In front of the Radha Kushalbihari Temple, there is another small temple built in its close vicinity. It has some alloy and black stone made idols of Lord Radha and Krishna in it, which are worshipped by the local people and devotees.

 

History:

Maharaja of Jaipur of that time, Madho Singh Rao Ji and his wife were the keen devotees of Radhe-Krishna. Influenced by their ardent devotion, they founded this temple. The entire process of the construction took 14 long years. Now, when the building formation was over, the only job remained was the installation of the idols of Lord Radha and Krishna. But one night before to that, Radha Rani appeared into the dream of Maharaja and asked him not to install their idols in that temple as it was not they place they used to live in. hence, Maharaja constructed another small temple in front of this temple and placed the idols of Lord Radha and Krishna in it only.

 

Radha Kushalbihari Temple, Barsana – Symbolizes the Eternal Love of Radha & Krishna

 

Barsana, when you hear the name, you are definite to recall the immortal love of Radha and Krishna. This divine village is situated at 40 km distant from Mathura, UP. Devi radha was born here. The location of this village is on the adjoining hilltops of Vishnu and Brahma hills. Each of the peaks of these hills contain a temple of Sri Radha and Krishna in memory of their beautiful time spend together. And, Sri Radha Kushal Bihari Temple is one major of them.

 

Description:

Entering Shri Radha Kushalbihari Temple, Barsana, you mind is sure to get stuck in its architectural design which resembles to that of the Rajasthan forts. And, you are not totally wrong in assuming so! Madho Singh Rao, who was the Maharaja of Jaipur, built this Hindu temple in Barsana in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the Bramhachal Parvat and its almond portico has risen elegantly amongst the thick plantation of Gahvar Van. This jungle is famous as during her age, Radha Rani used to spend quality relaxing time here with her companions.

In front of the Radha Kushalbihari Temple, there is another small temple built in its close vicinity. It has some alloy and black stone made idols of Lord Radha and Krishna in it, which are worshipped by the local people and devotees.

 

History:

Maharaja of Jaipur of that time, Madho Singh Rao Ji and his wife were the keen devotees of Radhe-Krishna. Influenced by their ardent devotion, they founded this temple. The entire process of the construction took 14 long years. Now, when the building formation was over, the only job remained was the installation of the idols of Lord Radha and Krishna. But one night before to that, Radha Rani appeared into the dream of Maharaja and asked him not to install their idols in that temple as it was not they place they used to live in. hence, Maharaja constructed another small temple in front of this temple and placed the idols of Lord Radha and Krishna in it only.

 

Architecture:

The stone with which the Radha Kushalbihari Temple , Barsana was constructed had been brought from Bharatpur of Rajasthan. This two-storied building of the temple includes some exclusive elements which are noticed in various traditional architectural patterns of Rajasthan such as Chhatri and Jharoka. Tourists from different parts of the globe visit Barsana especially for watching splendid architecture and decorations of this temple. The sophisticated appearance of the temple is reflected through the exclusive carvings on its wall panels, pillars and brackets.

The main room of the Radha Kushalbihari Temple is called sanctum sanctorum, and the other rooms are constructed surrounding it. Primarily, all these rooms were built to serve as the residences of King, queen and their servants.

 

Festival:

Various festivals are celebrated here with great honour and dedication and Lathmaar Holi, Janmashtami, Shri radha Ashtami, Annakut and Diwali are major of them. One of the four communities of Vaishnava Sampradayas, Nimbarka Sampradaya members performs all the rituals of the temple.

 

Best Time to Visit:

 

You can visit Radha Kushalbihari Temple, Barsana anytime you want. But you should know that during summer Barsana becomes very hot and the maximum temperature may reach 41 degree Celsius. Most of tourists prefer visiting Barsana during winter as weather remains pleasant that time. Some other festival times when Radha Kushalbihari Temple remains crowded with the devotees are Janmashtami and Holi.

 

How to Reach?

By air – the two nearby airports of Barsana are Agra and New Delhi. Both of these airports are situated within 100 – 110 km from the city.

By train – Kosi Kalan railway station is the nearest railhead to Barsana. It is almost 10 km away from the city. Well, you may also reach Mathura Junction to reach Barsana which is 50 km away from the city.

By road – Barsana very well connected to most of the major cities in India including Mathura, Agra and Delhi. UPSRTC bus services are available on this way. Rather you may also hire taxi, auto rikshaw, cab or jeep services on this route.

 

Nearby Attractions:

If you are in Barsana, after visiting Radha Kushalbihari Temple, you may also visit

• Shriji Temple

• Rangeeli Mahal

• Khadri Van

• Shri Chitra Sakhee Temple

So, plan a trip soon!

 

 

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