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Banke Bihari Temple
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Private Day Tour to Vrindavan, Mathura and the...
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Vrindavan
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is very old temple of krishna, Banke Bihari temple and Mandir may be the same, as it is differently mentioned on this trip advisor, though this cannot be said to be one of the best maintained temple, but being very old temple it has its very unique believers and charm, the structure is worth checking for its design, it is visited by many locals and tourist

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is the most crowded among all the temples in Vrindavan. Lots of locals visit this temple, so it is a bit difficult to get closer to the idol of Krishna placed on a huge golden swing. After some time waiting for someone to give me passage to see the idol, I decided to ask those around if I could get trough for a minute or so to look at the idol. They obliged and I manage to have a quick look. Very nice but very very crowded.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

It was too crowded. We visited the temple around pm on a Saturday. The worst part was that there were too many touts. It spoils the feeling of devotion that one goes with. Temples should be better maintained and clean. And, crowds must be managed which unfortunately doesn't happen at most places including this temple!

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Must visit temple if in Vrindavan..its overly crowded at any given time so be brave enough to face it. temple is not clean so dnt expect that too... the idol is divine n u can keep looking at it for lonf=g time....the chants and devotion of devotees is thing to look out...

market outside the temple also has its own charm...do negotiate

Radhe Radhe..

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Going by the crowds on a Monday evening this could easily be the most visited Krishna temple in Vrindavan. Located at walking distance from the Radha Madan Mohan temple, this temple is considered one of the holiest of all Krishna temples in the world. The deity is believed to have been given personally by Lord Krishna and Radha to Swami Haridasji. Like the deity of Tirupati whose eyes have been masked so as to not scorch the devotees taking darshan, at the Banke Bihari temple the curtains are drawn hiding the deity periodically as it is believed that observing the deity continuously could change the consciousness of the devotee. It is best to visit this temple in the morning when crowds (I believe maybe) are smaller. During our visit in the evening our footwear were left to the mercy of a flower vendor who was missing when we returned. Luckily monkeys don't bother when there are huge crowds and our footwear was there where we left them. I would advice if you are going with family to stick together as you could easily get lost in the swirling crowds. Photography is stictly prohibited. Foreigners are allowed.

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