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Radha Damodar Temple | MVT India

Radha Damodar Temple

Radha Damodar Temple

The Radha Damodara Temple is one of the most important in Vrindavan. Founded by Jiva Gosvami, the Deities worshipped here are Radha-Damodara, along with the Radha-Vrindavan Candra Deities worshipped by Krsna dasa Kaviraja, the Radha-Madhava Deities of Jayadev Gosvami, and the Radha-Chalacikana Deities of Bhugarbha Gosvami.

The temple was built by Maharaja Man Singh of Amber (Jaipur), on a site that was in the middle of Seva-kunja and was the bhajan place of Rupa Gosvami. There is a Govardhan Shila in this temple that was worshiped by Sanatana Goswami. The Shila was given to Sanatan Goswami by Lord Krsna Himself. It has Lord Krsna’s footprint on it, along with imprints of His walking stick, flute, and the hoof-print of a calf.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada lived here for six years from 1959 to 1965. He translated and wrote commentaries on the first three volumes of the Bhagavatam here.


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