As a true devotee to lord Krishna this was really an amazing event to visit the newly made iconic Kirti Temple of Barsana. As the news flashed of the opening ceremony of this magnificent temple I was planning to visit the Kirti Temple since March and eventually we were blessed with the visit of this holy place. In the present blog I would like to share my experiences of Mathura and Barsana tour specially this great temple tour.
Mathura Vrindavan and Barsana Tour
Temples of Mathura and Vrindavan
Good news for Shri Radha Ji & Lord Krishna devotees from all around the world is the visit of Kirti Temple during Mathura Vrindavan Tour. I along with my friends planned for this tour of The Kirti Temple Barsana which has been opened for public since Feb 14 2019. This is the only temple of the world which is dedicated to Kirti Maa who according to the legends is considered to be the Mother of Shri Radha ji.
It took almost one and half hour when we reached Mathura and planned for visiting few selected temples like Krishna Janambhoomi and Dwarkadheesh temple. We did not approach Vrindavan on account of busy schedule and keeping in mind the closer time of the temples in Barsana from 12 to 4 pm as is the regular case with most of the temples In the brijbhoomi area.
Kirti Temple of Radha Krishna at Barsana
As we approached Barsana the home town of Shri Radha ji the daughter of Brisbhan Ji we had the chantings and the prosody coming to the ears all around Radhe Krishna. The very first sight of the temple captured my eyes and my heart throbbed for my dedication to Krishna and Radha and I could not stop uttering myself hare Krishna Hare Radha.
The temple in itself with the grand scale of architecture and the magnificent rock cut carvings done out of pale and buff colored sandstone captivated my heart and I was immersed in deep devotion as it is commonly said ‘a thing of beauty is a joy forever’. Visiting inside the sanctum I found the statue of baby Radha sitting in the lap of her mother which is the only kind of statue in the world.
Visit Rangeeli Temple in Vrindavan
The temple located in close proximity to Rangeeli mahal spreads over the acres of 30 acres of land and have the sprawling lawns where the devotees make a perambulation all around the temple. Interiors of the temple are richly decorated with beautiful carvings, paintings, and the exteriors with beautiful fountains etc.
This temple is also comprises of a big hall for meditation and parikrama. The temple history dates back to 13 years when this was founded in year 2006 by Jagadguru shri Kripaalu ji Maharaj and its inaugurated on 14th feb 2019 for public.
Now if you are planning for Mathura tour you must include Barsana in your tour plan. Specially if you come by the time of holi celebration or Basant Panchmi you can add charm to your Mathura tour by visiting Barsana also and exploring the famous temples of Barsana such as Shree ji temple, Rangeeli Mahal and Kirti Temple.
Timings for opening and closing
5:30 Am Aarti & darshan 4:30 Pm Aarti & Darshan
6:30 Am Door closed 8 Pm Door closed
8 :30 Am Darshan, Aarti
12 Pm Door closed