As the name suggests, the Sri Gopesvara Mahadeva Mandir, Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh enshrines Lord Mahadeva. For the Shaivaites, it is a great privilege to visit this temple. A visit to this temple is said to remove pains and pangs of life and so if you are an ardent follower of Lord Shiva, then you should have a visit to this temple at least once in your lifetime. It is said that Gopesvara is among the holiest of the other incarnations of Lord Shiva. His idol is placed inside the temple to commemorate the bond between the Lord Shiva (Gopesvara) and Sri Krishna (Gopi). Bordering on the Sri Gopesvara Mahadeva temple, Vrinda Kunja is one of the most extraordinary holy places of Vrindavan. Lord Siva received here the mercy of Vrindadevi to be transformed into a Gopi and to be introduced to Krishna in his Rasa Lila. Sri Krishna posted Lord Siva with the new name GOPESVARA in this place to be the gatekeeper for the holiest of all Lilas, the Maha Rasa of Lord Krishna.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To remove suffering
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.