Govindaji Temple

Introduction

Located in the capital of the state, Imphal, Shree Govindaji Temple is largely visited by people every year. The shining golden building of this religious place attracts many tourists besides from the regular devotees, visiting to the temple. The famous temple of Shree Govindaji is one of the prime attractions of Manipur. This Hindu temple has the deities of Hindu gods, Radha and Krishna Govinda.


History

Originally built in the year 1846, the temple was constructed in the rule of the Maharaja Nara Singh. Facing many severe damages in the past due to earthquakes, the temple is still a popular tourist attraction. The Shree Govindaji Temple was restored by another ruler of Manipur and several years later, it got its original form.


Architecture

The temple has an appealing architecture. Made up of red brick, this beautiful temple boasts of a rectangular medieval style of architecture. The front entrance runs into a passage that leads to the hall of the main statues. The temple has a height of 16.95 meters and a width of 18, 63 meters.


Highlights

Located in the hilly surroundings of Imphal, Shree Govindaji Temple is surely among the best Manipur tourist spots. Tourists and pilgrims throng in great numbers to view the idols and pray in the temple. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna, who is also known as Govinda.

Inside the temple of Shree Govindaji, devotees can see the beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and Radha. The temple also houses the idols of Lord Jagathnath, which is another form of Vishnu. The visitors pay a visit to the temple to get the holy blessings of the Lord.

Vaishnavaites held this temple in great esteem and pilgrim from different corners of the world visit the temple. Regular arrangements for dances and prayers are made in the premises of the temple.

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