Tirtha Yatra

jayataṁ suratau paṅgor mama manda-mater gati
mat-sarvasva-padambhojau radha-madana-mohanau

“Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.” – Sri Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami in Chaitanya-charitamrita.

In the execution of Krishna consciousness, our first business is to know Krishna and our relationship with Him. Since this relationship can be learned by worshiping the Madana-mohana vigraha, we have to first establish our relationship with Him.

The Oldest Temple in Vrindavana

Maharaja Vajranabha, the great grandson of Krishna, got three Deities of Krishna carved, under the direction of Uttara: Madana Mohana, Gopinatha and Govinda. Each Deity exactly resembled one part of Krishna’s body. The Deity of Madana Mohana resembled the body of Krishna from the waist to the feet.

Madana Mohana Temple Sri Sri Radha Madana Mohana Temple on Dwadashaditya Tila

The oldest temple in Sri Vrindavana Dham is the…

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