Shri Bankey Bihari Ji Temple

Shri Bankey Bihari Ji temple

The Shri Bankey Bihari Ji Temple is a Hindu temple located in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who is worshipped as Bankey Bihari Ji. The temple is one of the most revered and popular pilgrimage sites for Krishna devotees.

The temple’s history dates back to the 1860s when the image of Bankey Bihari Ji was discovered in the nearby Nidhivan area by Swami Haridas, a renowned saint and musician. Swami Haridas was a devotee of Lord Krishna and considered Bankey Bihari Ji as his beloved deity.

About Bankey Bihari Ji Temple

Banke Bihari Temple is a Vaishnavite Hindu temple situated in the town of Vrindavan, Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Banke Bihari who is believed to be the combined form of Radha and Krishna. Banke Bihari was originally worshipped at Nidhivan, Vrindavan. Later, when Banke Bihari temple was constructed around 1864, the icon of Banke Bihari was moved to new temple.

The icon of Radha Krishna’s united form stands in the Tribhanga posture. Swami Haridas originally worshipped this devotional image under the name of Kunj-Bihari (“one who enjoys in the groves (Kunj) of Vrindavan”).

Krishna upholding the Govardhan mountain in the Tribhanga pose
‘Bānke’ means ‘bent’, and ‘Bihāri’ or ‘Vihāri’ means ‘enjoyer’. This is how Kṛiṣhṇa, who is bent in three places, got the name “Bānke Bihāri”. According to Śrī Brahma-saḿhitā (verse 5.31), Brahma says the following about Kṛishna

“I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, round whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers beautified with the moon-locket, whose two hands are adorned with the flute and jewelled ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love, whose graceful threefold-bending form of Śyāmasundara is eternally manifest.”

बांके बिहारी मंदिर भारत के उत्तर प्रदेश के मथुरा जिले के वृंदावन शहर में स्थित एक वैष्णव हिंदू मंदिर है। यह मंदिर बांके बिहारी को समर्पित है, जिन्हें राधा और कृष्ण का संयुक्त रूप माना जाता है। बांके बिहारी मूल रूप से निधिवन, वृंदावन में पूजे जाते थे। बाद में, जब 1864 के आसपास बांके बिहारी मंदिर का निर्माण किया गया, तो बांके बिहारी की मूर्ति को नए मंदिर में स्थानांतरित कर दिया गया।

राधा कृष्ण के संयुक्त रूप का प्रतीक त्रिभंगा मुद्रा में खड़ा है। स्वामी हरिदास ने मूल रूप से कुंज-बिहारी (“वृंदावन के पेड़ों (कुंज) में आनंद लेने वाले”) के नाम से इस भक्तिपूर्ण छवि की पूजा की।

कृष्ण त्रिभंग मुद्रा में गोवर्धन पर्वत को उठाए हुए हैं
‘बांके’ का अर्थ है ‘तुला’, और ‘बिहारी’ या ‘विहारी’ का अर्थ है ‘भोगने वाला’। इस तरह तीन जगहों पर झुके हुए कृष्ण को “बांके बिहारी” नाम मिला। श्री ब्रह्म-संहिता (श्लोक 5.31) के अनुसार, ब्रह्मा कृष्ण के बारे में निम्नलिखित कहते हैं

“मैं गोविंदा की पूजा करता हूं, प्रधान भगवान, जिनके गले में चंद्र-लॉकेट से सुशोभित फूलों की एक माला झूल रही है, जिनके दो हाथ बांसुरी और आभूषणों से सुशोभित हैं, जो हमेशा प्रेम के अतीत में रहते हैं, जिनकी कृपा तीन गुना झुकती है श्यामसुंदर का रूप नित्य प्रकट है।”


प्रातः काल : 07:00 प्रातः से 12:30 दोपहर

संध्याकाल : 04:30 दोपहर से 09:00 रात्रि


प्रातः काल : 08:30 प्रातः से 12:00 दोपहर

संध्याकाल आरती : 05:00 दोपहर से 09:00 रात्रि

Guide Information

Name :Yugal Bihari Sharma

Mobile No : 9756161646

Location : (Brijwasi)


What They’re Saying

Kamal BhardwajTourist
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Visiting Vrindavan was a life-changing experience for me. The town is a treasure trove of ancient temples and sacred sites associated with Lord Krishna. I was in awe as I explored the famous Banke Bihari Temple, where devotees gather to catch a glimpse of the deity. The Radha Raman Temple was equally captivating, with its exquisite architecture and soothing chants.
jyoti SharmaTourist
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My visit to Vrindavan was an enchanting and spiritual experience. The town is steeped in Hindu mythology and is considered one of the holiest places in India. As I walked through the narrow lanes, I could feel a sense of serenity and devotion in the air. The temples were magnificent, adorned with intricate carvings and vibrant colors. Witnessing the evening aarti (prayer ceremony) on the banks of the Yamuna River was truly mesmerizing.
Sachin YadavTourist
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Vrindavan is a hidden gem that transports you to a different world altogether. From the moment I entered the town, I was surrounded by the divine aura and the rhythmic chants of 'Hare Krishna.' The temples were stunning, each with its own unique charm. The ISKCON temple, in particular, left me awe-struck with its grandeur and the melodious kirtans (devotional songs) that filled the air