Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Madan Mohan Ji
Location: Karauli God Worshipped: Lord Krishna
District: Karauli Road Distance from Jaipur: 150 Kms
Built in the year: 1600 AD Nearest Airport: Jaipur (150 km)
By Shri Gopal Singhji Nearest Rly. Station: Hindaun (25 km)

Cause of Establishment:
It is believed that Shri Gopal Singhji got victory in the battle of Daultabad. After this the king in his dream saw that Lord Krishna instructed him to fetch his idol from Amer and installed at Karauli. The king of Karauli therefore, brought this idol and got this temple constructed to enshrine it.

Brief of the Diety:

The principal deity is of Lord Krishna which was brought from Amer by Shri Gopal Singhji and installed here. The idol of Shri Krishna is 3 ft. high while that of Shri Radha is 2 ft. high They are made of Asthadhatu. They are so antique that no one can think how precious they are. Both the idols are the unique example of sculpture and they seem to beloved like.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs:

The temple belongs to the Gaudiya Sampradaya.

Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

The temple of Shri Madan Mohan ji is built of Karauli Stone and offers us the best example of medieval architecture. There is a circumambulatory path around the Garbhagriha. Here also beautiful pictures have been thrown. A wide open chowk beautiful and spacious Jagmohan and sanctuma sanctorum are wonderful from architectural point of view.

Material of Construction:

Lime mortar and Karauli stone.

Total Construction Time: 2-3 year
Religious aspects of temple:

This temple is a center of faith for the Hindu Community. The villagers in particular have strong devotion for the Lord here. Worship is performed in accordance with Gaudiya rituals and traditions.

Unique features of the temple:

This temple is situated in the lap of Karauli fort and is world renowned for its vastness and beauty. One can see temples in a series here. In front of the principal temple, thee are many smaller shrines, specially in a moonlit night the beauty of the temple becomes indescribable.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

All Hindus festivals are celebrated here, but those related to Radha and Krishna are celebrated with enthusiasm. They are Janmasthmi, Radha Asthmi, Gopasthmi, and Hindola etc. On every Amavasya in a month, a fair is held which is attended by thousands of local and rural people.

Morning Time: 5.00 am

Evening Time:

10.00 pm 
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

Traditions and rituals followed by Gaudiya Sampradaya as enunciated by the Acharaya of this cult, are observed here. Prasad is distributed. Charitable works are done and a Bhandara offers free foods to the visitors. The timings for opening and closing the temple are fixed and there is punctuality observed. Religious books are read and recited, religious discourse are given, and Ramleelas and Rasaleelas are also organized.

Vandana (If any particular) in text:
Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

The temple is of Gaudiya Sampradaya and one of its own kind in Rajasthan. Therefore, this is incumbent responsibility of the Devsthan Department to look after the interest of the temple.

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