Kanak Vrindavan Temple and Garden- Part 1/ Natwar Ji Temple

India, Jaipur Guide (B): Kanak Vrindavan Temple and Garden- Part 1/ Natwar Ji Temple

Kanak Vrindavan is a beautiful temple and garden complex situated close to Amer Palace in Jaipur. These temples are dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Temples at Kanak Vrindavan date back to 1713 AD when Maharajah Jai Singh II, founder of Jaipur ordered construction of a new temple for establishing deity of Lord Govind Dev ji which was moved from Govind Devji Temple in Vridavana in 1669 AD after Mughal emperor Aurangzebissued orders to destroy Hindu temples across India. Vrindavana is the birth place of Lord Krishna, also famed for ISKON/ Hare Krishna movement.

This movement of deities from Vrindavana to Amer/ Jaipur was precautionary as Kachhava rulers of Jaipur were devout followers of Lord Govind Dev ji. In part, it was also to save Hindu religion from a muslim fanatic Aurangzeb.

From 1669 Ad to 1713 AD the deity did not have any permanent place as it kept moving from one place to another. The Kachhava rulers ruled from Amber; Jaipur was not yet founded. A permanent place was required to establish Govind Devji deity. Kanak Vrindavanwas located on the outer edge of Amber town with Mansagarlake right next to it, making it a picturesque place. Maharajah Jai Singh II found this place most suitable for construction of temple for it resembled beautiful Vrindavana, where this deity was originally located with lots of Kadambh trees all around. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Kanak Vrindavan Temple and Garden- Part 1/ Natwar Ji Temple
Guide Location: India » Jaipur
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Kanak Vrindavan   Jai Niwas garden   Govind Dev ji temple   Natwar ji temple  
Author: Arv Jpr
Read it on author's website: https://jaipurthrumylens.com/2016/06/18/kanak-vrindavan-jaipur-part-1-natwar-ji-temple-govind-dev-ji-lord-krishna/