Another day, another journey but since last night most of us were tired so am I. Past few days continuously rigorous travel to complete ‘Braj Chaurasi Kos Yatra’. Today we decided to tour Vrindavan city – Madan Mohan temple was our first visit.
Beautiful isn’t it. The temple was built by Multan businessman Ramdas. Before the temple existence Sanatan Goswami used to pray, worship Madan Mohan ji at this location. Madan Mohan ji was a 5 years old child discovered near Yamuna river, Mathura brought up by Onkarnath Chaubey. One day during regular walks for alms Sanatan Goswami ji reached Onkarnath Chaubey’s house and saw the child while playing with his friends turn himself into a deity to hide. The day he realized he is none other than God himself.
The temple was destroyed by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. He demolished the dome of the temple, took the precious stone present above but somehow deity was saved as Maharaja of Jaipur shifted Govind ji, Gopinath ji, Madan Mohan ji deities to Jaipur. Later Madan Mohan ji deity was shifted to Karauli, Rajasthan. It is said The Maharaja of Jaipur donated Madan Mohan ji deity to her daughter during marriage ceremony. What we now-a-days watch within the temple is the replica of the original deity. During Sawan month as well as Kartik month there is huge rush of devotees to offer prayers and offerings.
We offer prayers and walk towards near-by Shri Radha Ras Bihari Asta Sakhi temple.