Shri Bihari Ji Temple is located in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan. This temple is dedicated to Lord krishna.
About The Deity
As it has been mentioned above that his idol of Lord Krishna was received by a Naga Sadhu at Kadamba Khandi, hence popular belief holds it that the status was a self-borne one. Some others believe that it was Lord Krishna’s own creation. The black stone idol of Lord Krishna is 4 ft. high and it holds a flute to its lips. Thus the statue is that of Lord Krishna playing with a flute.
About the Temple
According to the prevalent belief, hundreds of years ago at Kadamba Khandi near Kaman in Braj, a Naga sage Chatur Chintamani was practicing asceticism. He was wholly dedicated to Lord Krishna. The lord was pleased with the sage and he gave him his own idol. Chatur Chintamani was going to Jaipur with that idol but on his way at Bharatpur the idol would not go further. This made Chintamani think that the Lord wanted to have his shrine there. Following this, the idol was installed at a shrine in the fort of Bharatpur and the king constructed a temple there.
The temple belongs to the Nimbark Sect of Vaishnavs. The front portion of the temple is made of almond colour stone of Bansi pahadpur. On either side of the main gate we have latticed windows which have a very delicate carving work. On entering the temple, there is a vast court yard to the left of which an elevated height is the Jagmohan (Prayer Hall) of the temple. In the sactum sanctorum, there are magnificent idols of Shri Bankey Behariji and Shri Radha Rani.. On the outer panels on gargbha griha various Gods and Goddesses have been carved in relief.
The temple is a center of faith for all Hindus and commands respect on all people around. Men, Women, Children and all people – all come to the temple for darshan of the Lord.
The temple is in the lap of the fort. Its high elevated position, big courtyard, spacious Jagmohan and beautiful Garbhagriha are the real works of art. Carving in stone has been done with great deftness and elaboration.
All festivals related to Lord Krishna and other Gods are celebrated here, but special attention is attached to Janmasthmi, Radha Asthami, Gpasthami, Baldev Chhutta, Hindola etc. Every year in the month of June and July rath yatra or chariot procession is held which attracts lacs of people.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
All rituals and traditional customs ordained by the Nimbark sec of Vaishnavas are held here. The temple is the seat of devotion where chanting of Bhajans, Keertan, like preaching on religion, recitation of religious books such as the Geeta, the Bhagwat, the Ramcharitmanas and performance of rasa leelas.
How To Reach Shri Bihari Ji Temple
Nearest airport is Agra airport.
Nearest railway station is Bharatpur railway station.
Nearest Bus stop is Bharatpur bus stop.
Shri Bihari Ji Temple,
Rajasthan - 321303.
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 from 5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.