10 Famous Sri Krishna Temples in India: Lord Krishna, the ninth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born on the Ashtami Tithi, Krishna Paksha, Rohini Nakshatra, Bhadrapada month thousand years ago. On his birth anniversary, devotees across the globe celebrate the Janmashtami. This year, ahead of Sri Krishna Janmashtami, know more about the temples dedicated to the deity Krishna in India.
Scroll down to get the information of 10 famous Sri Krishna Temples in India.
Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Mathura (Uttar Pradesh)
This temple is the most significant one among all the Krishna temples because it is built in Lord Krishna’s birthplace. The Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is located in the Mallapur area of the Mathura district, Uttara Pradesh attracts devotees worldwide.
Dwarakadhish Temple, Dwarka (Gujarat)
Dwarakadheesh Temple, situated on the banks of Gomati and on the Arabian sea’s shore, in Gujarat, is associated with Krishna, The King. This temple is also known as Jagat Mandir is one of the Char Dham sites. It is believed that the original temple was constructed by Shri Krishna’s grandson, Vajranabha.
Banke Bihari Temple (Uttar Pradesh)
The name of this temple in Vrindavan (UP) is derived from Krishna’s standing posture. Kunj Bihari is another name of Lord Krishna, here.
Nath Dwar (Rajasthan)
This temple is dedicated to Shri Nath Ji and is located on the Aravali hills in Nathdwara near Udaipur, Rajasthan. The idol of Lord Krishna is 14th century-old and depicts him as a seven-year-old boy.
Pandharpur, Vitthala Rukmini Temple (Maharashtra)
This temple is situated on the Chandrabhaga river bank and is dedicated to Vitthala and Rukhumai. The present-day monument was supposedly built in the 17th century and some shrine structures date back to the 12 or 13th century.
The Udupi’s Krishna temple is the most famous temple. This temple is different from other temples because devotees have to view the deity from a small window called the Navagraha Kindi.
This temple is located in the Guruvayur town of Kerala also referred to as Bhuloka Vaikuntha. Here, the idol is depicted as Vishnu with four arms.
Rajagopalaswamy Temple (Tamil Nadu)
The Rajagopalaswamy Temple located in Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu dedicated to Lord Krishna finds a name in the world’s largest Hindu temple complexes list. The temple spread over 23 acres, also known as Dakshina Dwaraka.
Jagannath, Puri (Odisha)
In this temple, we can see the Lord with his siblings Subhadra and Balbhadra. He is called Jagannath here. The interesting thing is the idols here are made of wood. This temple is well-known for Rath Yatra.
Mayapur (West Bengal)
The headquarters of ISKCON is located in Mayapur, West Bengal. It is believed as the birthplace of one of the greatest devotees of Lord Krishna and Gaudiya-Vaishnava Sampradaya founder, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.