Brajnidhi Ji Temple is situated at the Jaipur district of Rajasthan State in India. This temple is primarily dedicated to Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
About the diety
The vigraha (idol) of Lord Krishna is black stoned whereas the vigraha of Shri Radha is made of metal.
About the Temple
The construction of this temple finds connection to an historical incident that occurred in the 18th century. Maharaja Pratap Singh was a pious devotee of Lord Govinda dev and is said to interact with the deity in his sleep. Meanwhile
Vazid Ali Shah, the Nawab of Avadh had the killed the Vice Roy of the British government. Hence, the British considered the Nawab as their foe and wanted to arrest him. Fleeing Avadha, the Nawab reached Jaipur, seeking asylum from Maharaja Prathap Singh. The Maharaja offered him asylum and swore in the name of Sri Govind Dev that he would not hand him over to the British. However, the Maharaj had to break his promise by handing over the Nawab to the British on signing a memorandum of understanding with them, since he was persistently being pressurised by the British and had to work in best interest of his kingdom.
Apparently, Lord Govind Dev ji stopped appearing to the Maharaj, since he broke the promise made in his name. The Maharaja thus felt sad and guilty that he decided to forego food and water to expiate his sin. Suddenly one day, Lord Govind Dev Ji had appeared in the dreams of the Maharaj asking him to construct a new temple of Shri Braj Nidhi Ji in his palace. Accordingly, the Maharaja had constructed this temple for Shri Braj Nidhi Swamy in the year 1849 Vikram Samvat (1792 A.D.). The consecration ceremony took place on a Friday, the eighth day in Shukla Paksha (bright of the month of Baisakh or Vishaka).
The temple follows the Haveli style of architecture. High gates, open chowk and a prayer hall (Jagmohan mandap) are forms part of this magnificent palatial edifice.
Janamashthami, Patotsava, Teeja and Singara and Swinging festivals (month of Shrawan) and Annakuta. Rituals are performed in adherence to the Vallabha sect under Sri Vaishnava sampradhaya.
How To Reach Brajnidhi Ji Temple
Thebe nearest airport is Sanganer, Jaipur airport.
The nearest railway station is Jaipur railway station.
The nearest Bus stop is Jaipur bus stop.
Brajnidhi Ji Temple,
Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302002.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open in Morning from 6.00 am to 10.30 am and in evening 6.00 pm to 8.15 pm