Prem mandir,a temple situated on the outskirts of Vrindavan (around 70 km distant from Agra) is an architectural wonder which in no means is less than Taj Mahal.Taj Mahal is a place well known as a sign of love between king Shahjahan and Queen Mumtaz whereas Prem Mandir is a sign of love between people and Deity shri Radha Govind.
In the holy place of vrindavan ,where there are many temples located of religious importance and were founded centuries ago , this is a young temple whose beauty is enhanced very much when seen at the time of night due to exceptional lighting show. It is totally a divine experience giving peace to the soul .
Foundation of Prem Mandir:
Foundation stone of Prem Mandir was laid in 2001 and its inauguration ceremony was done between 15 to 17 february 2012.It was founded by 5th jagadguru shri Kripalu ji maharaj.
Inside Prem Mandir :
once you enter Prem Mandir,your eyes get widely opened by the mind boggling view of the 54 acre spread temple’s campus made with an estimated cost of 150 crore Indian rupees.the structure has been made with Rajasthani somnath gujarati architectural style.A good canteen is also present inside the temple campus.
There are many portraits of krishna leela (miracles of lord krishna) like krishna kaliya naag leela and govardhan parwat leela (depiction of lord krishna lifting the Govardhan hill )
Monument of kaliya naag leela :
Monument of Govardhan Leela by lord Krishna:
Presiding Deity and Idols :
presiding deity (god ) in Prem Mandir are shri Radha Govind and shri Sita Ram .Photography is not allowed inside the main temple campus where idol of various Hindu gods are present like Shri Radha krishna and Shri Sita Ram. Also inside the temple idol of the founder of the temple, shri Kripalu ji maharaj is present.the atmosphere inside the temple seems totally divine and peaceful.
FOUNTAIN SHOW :
But the divine experience of people chanting “hare krishna hare krishna” after coming from inside the temple campus is not over yet,because the amazing fountain show is yet to be experienced.The fountain show in Prem Mandir resembles to some extent like the fountain show at Palm Island,Dubai.The entire fountain show ,accompanied by light and sound show seems totally rejuvenating.
Accommodation hall :
A mammoth 73000 sq. feet ,pillar less dome shaped hall is under construction next to the temple for accommodation of 25000 people at a time.
(for the people who love to visit places and tour ,this is a place worth watching and you should preferably visit Prem Mandir at night time to see its mind boggling architectural beauty , Light and sound show.)