Rangji Temple
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Inside Rangji Temple in Vrindavan

The holy town of Vrindavan, is home to ancient history dating centuries ago. The karamabhoomi of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan hustles with people all year, irrespective of the weather. Among several temples dedicated to Lord Krishna, I found a temple from the South Indian origin, the Rangji Temple in Vrindavan. Driven by curiosity, husband and I could not stop ourselves from visiting this beautiful temple, much different from others in the town. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Rangji Temple is a beautiful concoction of the north and south Indian architecture.

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The glorious history

Build in 1851, this is the largest temple of Vrindavan that houses Lord Vishnu, Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshman, Lord Venugopala and Lord Ramanujacarya. The main priests are South Indian Brahmins. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, and non-Indians are given access to the first two gateways only. With the outer walls towering at a height of 773 feet and a width of 440 feet, you can imagine the vastness of the space enclosed within.

Here is our photo blog on the beautiful Rangji Temple- 

Ornate gateway of Rangji Temple
The ornate gateway
Visitor alert at Rangji Temple
Alert for visitors at Rangji Temple

Inside the temple

The prayer hall

The prayer hall in Rangji Temple
The prayer hall
Lord Vishnu's sculpture
Lord Vishnu’s avatar

Other temples inside the premises

Temple dedicated to Krishna's avatars
Temple dedicated to Krishna’s avatars
One of the dwaars
One of the dwaars

The famous gold pillar

Towering at 60 feet, the gold plated pillar is the Dhwaja Stambha or Garuda Stambha. Flag of the temple is hosted on this pillar during Bramhotsava.

Dhwaja Stambh at Rangji Temple
The Gold plated Dhwaja Stambh

The holy kund

Holy Kund in Rangji
Holy Kund

Walkway of aashram

Those who dedicated themselves in the service of the lord or wowed to renounce the illusionary world, stay in this aashram. This is for the priests or elderly saints.

The ashram premises
The ashram premises
A palanquin not in use
A palanquin not in use

How to reach Rangji Temple in Vrindavan

Vrindavan has a major monkey menace. Hence exploring the place on foot is not advisable. Hire a rickshaw or shared auto to reach Rangji Temple which is close to Gandhi Chowk.

Find a lip smacking food trail in Vrindavan and Mathura here.

Timings:

Summers- 5:30 to 10:30 am and 4 pm to 9 pm
Winters- 6-11 am, 3:30-8:30 pm

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