Sri Vraj Bhumi (Sri Vrindavan Dham) and some of the special Shilas there
last updated 15th April 2012

The Tongue of Govardhan - Radha Kunda
Silas around Radha Kunda, Govardhan hill etc
Giri Govardhan at the Radha Damodara temple of Srila Jiva Goswami:
Sri Vrindavan Dham parikrama marg picture gallery 2002
Varsana

Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda temple
Sri Sri Radha Damodar temple
Sri Sri Radha Govinda temple
Sri Sri Radha-raman temple
Shaligram Mandir in Vrindavan town
Iskcon's Govardhan Palace temple
Iskcon's Krishna Balaram mandir in Raman Reti
Nrsimha Temple Vrindavan

Nice shots of Govardhan Hill and links to many other places in and around Vrindavan

Festivals on the Vrindavan Calendar

Famous Silas in India

Devotees and their worshipful Silas in India



Shaligram Mandir in Vrindavan town
taken April 2005

Just off Loi bazaar on the right on the way to Radha Damodar temple is the Shaligram Mandir. Here's their sign above the entrance. One turns right under the arch and goes up the stairs to enter this wonderful little temple room.


The two main Salagrams on the altar are the size of a human head, there are many Salagrams just in front also. The pujari is very nice and helpful and will run through Who's Who for you - I'll leave you to go there to get that privilage.

From http://www.naturalnirvana.com/Braja-Mandala/Vrindavan/Sawaman-Shalagram-Temple.htm
The Deities of Rama, Laksman and Sita are worshipped in this temple. Rewa Naresh built this temple. There are two large shalagram shilas in this temple and that is why the temple is called Sawaman Shalagram Temple. These two shalagrams were brought from the bed of the Gandaki River in Bihar and are known to be the two biggest shalagrams in Vrindavana. This temple is close to the Radha Syamasundara Temple.

How To Get Here This temple is across the street and slightly down the road from the Syamasundara Temple. It is very close to Loi Bazaar and most shop keepers in Loi Bazaar will know where it is located. You first get on the street, across from Mahesh Cloth Shop, going toward the Radha Damodara temple. You then walk about 40m (120 ft) and this temple is on the right.

latest pic 24th January 2012
with thanks to Sandesh mataji.


Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda temple
established by Srila Vishvanath Chakravarthy Thakur


In this temple you can see the Sri Sri Radha-Vinod Deities of Lokanath Goswami, Sri Sri Radha-Gokulananda Deities of Vishwanath Chakravarti, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Deity of Narottama Dasa Thakur, the Vijaya Govinda Deities of Baladeva Vidyabhusana, and the Govardhan-shila given to Raghunath Dasa Goswami by Sri Chaitanya. The samadhis of Lokanath Goswami, Narottama Dasa, and Viswanath Cakravarti are next to the temple.


This picture on the left side of the altar shows the Guruparampara etc


This picture is the right side of the altar with various Silas and Utsav Deities


The Sila in this picture has the thumb print of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu on it. This is the Govardhan sila that Sri Chaitanya mahaprabhu gave to Srila Raghunath Dasa Goswami



Nrsimha Temple in Vrindavan

More pics coming soon
 
 
 
 
 



Sri Sri Radha Govinda temple
 

this picture was taken in Vrindavan I got the chance to enter the altar of Govinda ji temple !

you can clearly see Krishna's lotus foof on the Sila !

Hare Krishna

Candra pati das



Tongue of Govardhan - Radha Kunda

The Tongue of Govardhan

See other pages about Govardhan hill, shilas, and lila.



 
 

photo by Param Seva dasa

These deities and silas are from Brahmanda Ghat in Vrindabana, where Krishna showed Mother Yasoda His universal form.



photo by Param Seva dasa

This Goverdhana Sila is worshipped in the courtyard of the temple at Raval, the site of Srimati Radharani's appearance. He has beautiful eyebrows crafted form cowdung, which is unusual.



Govardhan sila at Keshi ghat in Vrindavan



Please follow this link to take a tour on the Vraj Parikrama path (47 pictures)
http://www.vrindavan.com/gallery/vrindavan

Visit our pages on Govardhan Hill & Puja




Giriraj all nicely dressed up at Varsana

Giriraja and newly given Damodar to Brajavasi family in Varsana
 

Lord Damodar - Kartik 2006



 

Origin of Govardhan Hill

About Govardhan Puja in brief:
Worshiping Govardhana Hill - Krsna Book:
- Devastating Rainfall in Vrindavana - Giriraj give shelter to the Vrajabasis:
The Worship of Giri-Govardhan:
Background information on Sripad Madhavendra Puri's Govardhan-nathji at Nathdwar:
Another Version of Govardhan Puja Overview:
Srila Vishvanatha Cakravarti's Govardhanastakam:
Prayers for residence at Govardhan - Raghunath dasa Goswami
Prayers to appeal for shelter of Giriraj - Raghunath dasa Goswami
The Meeting of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Raghunatha dasa Gosvami (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila 6.287-309.)

Back to Kartika mase page:
Where Govardhan puja fits in during the Diwali period

Pictures of the offering of foodstuffs - Annakut:
Pictures of Govardhan Hill
Different kinds of Govardhan shilas:
Giri Govardhan's tongue at Radha Kunda
Giri Govardhan's mouth at Manasi Ganga
Govinda Kunda

Dhoka Dauji - Lord Balaram's place

Govardhan Hill Parikrama: