Radha Damodar Temple, Vrindavan
|name||Shri Radha Damodar Temple|
|festival||Janmashtami, , Radhastami, Holi, Sharad Purnima, Kartik Purnima|
|map_type||India Uttar Pradesh|
|map_caption||Location in Uttar Pradesh|
Shri Radha Damodar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hindu deities Radha and Krishna. The temple is situated in Vrindavan of Indian state Uttar Pradesh. In the temple, Krishna is worshiped in the form of Damodar with his consort Radha. It is one of the main seven Goswami temples of Vrindavan.
Shri Radha Damodar Temple was first established by Jiva Goswami in the year 1542 C.E and was located at Seva Kunj of Vrindavan. Later, In 1670, when the Muslim emperor Aurangazeb invaded Vrindavana, the original deities Radha Damodar were shifted to Jaipur for sometime and when the social conditions became favorable, deities were brought back to Vrindavan in the year 1739 C.E. The deities Radha Damodar have been served in Vrindavan since then. Before the disappearance of Jiva Goswami in 1596, he left the deities in the care of his successor Krishna Dasa, the head priest. Presently, the descendants of Krishna Dasa are serving the deities.
!Banke bihari (456)|||Giriraj Shila inside Radha Damodar temple..JPG?width=300) The temple is one of the ancient temple of Vrindavan. It is among the seven significant temples of Vrindavan which includes Radha Madan Mohan temple, Radha Gokulnanda temple, Radha Raman temple, Radha Govinda temple, Radha Gopinath temple and Radha Shyamsundar temple. The temple also houses the Giriraj Shila having the footprints of Krishna which was believed to be given to Sanatana Goswami by Krishna himself. According to popular belief, four parikramas (circumambulation) of the Radha Damodar Temple is equal to one circumambulation of Govardhana Hill. There are also samadhis of many Gaudiya saints including Rupa Goswami Samadhi and Jiva Goswami Samadhi inside the premises of the temple. Founder of ISKCON, Srila Prabhpada also stayed in this temple for six years before heading to United States of America for preaching about Krishna.
thumb|Deities of Radha Damodar Temple.JPG|thumb) Along with Shri Radha Damodar ji and Giriraj Shila, the other deities worshiped in the temple are - Shri Radha Vrindavanchandra Ji, Shri Radha Madhav Ji, Shri Gaur Nitai and Shri Jagannath Dev Ji.
The time zone (UTC+05:30) observed through India by the priest -
Morning - 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening - 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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