Govind Devji Temple is situated in the City Palace complex and is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. The idols of the deities are believed to have been brought from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. Legend has it that Govind Dev Ji appeared in the dreams of Raja Sawai Jai Singh and asked him to bring his idol from Vrindavan to Jaipur and the king did as per the wish of god. After his death, however, the construction was overtaken by Raja Man Singh in 1890.


The idol of Govind Ji is taken out during the day for occasions like the arti and bhogs, which are sweets offered in silverware. The temple is particularly crowded during the festival of Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna).

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