The beautiful and peaceful city of Vrindavan lying on the banks of Yamuna River is one of the most important pilgrim centers in India for the Hindus. Both Mathura and Vrindavan are known to be the domain of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is said to spent a considerable time of his youth here with his gopis and his beloved Radha. Most of the 4000 temples here are dedicated to him. Some of these temples are fine specimens of North Indian type temples. While in Vrindavan you can avail the different Dharamshalas and guest houses that offer you good accommodation at a reasonable rate. Take a leisurely walk through the many Holy Places in Vrindavan to understand the true essence of the city. Banke Bihari Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Description of Bankey Bihari Temple, Vrindavan:
This temple houses a sacred image of Lord Krishna known as Thakur Ji. The idol of Krishna here is jet black. This is one of the most frequented tourist centers in Vrindavan. Devotees enter the inner shrine of the temple with flowers and garlands to offer the God while Brahmins who are the main worshippers of the deity move to and fro performing rituals and decorating the idol and shrouding the idol from time to time. The main hall and the inner sanctorum are decorated with floral designs.
The basic structure of the Bankey Bihari Temple consists of a hall and an inner sanctuary that houses the deity. The imposing structure is built on a platform and you have to mount a flight of steps to reach the inner recesses of the temple.
Vrindavan is accessible from all the major towns of Uttar Pradesh and also from Deli. The nearest airport is in Agra while the nearest station is in Mathura which lies at a distance of 15 kilometers from here.