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Famous Lord Krishna's temples to visit this Janmashtami
Lord Krishna, who is also known as 'Laddu Goplal' is one of the most idolized avatars of Lord Vishnu. A naughty kid, an ideal lover, a mentor, Krishna has played every role impeccably. And may be, this is the reason why he is immensely admired all over the world. The sight of foreigners visiting Krishna temples is nothing new. In fact, there are many foreign nationals who have dedicated their entire lives to this flute lover god.

Krishna is worshiped in several temples that are either linked with his birth or ensure some uniqueness in architecture and history. As Janmashtami is just around the corner, devotees are putting their best effort to celebrate Lord Krishna's birthday. Pandits in the temple are doing their best to decorate the temples of Krishna as never before, and preparation for Dahi-Handi is also on a high.

Now, you also must be waiting to visit a temple on this auspicious occasion. Thus, let me take you on an armchair trip to the most famous temples of Lord Krishna, that wonderfully celebrate the birthday of the very naughty 'Laddu Gopal.'

Banke Bihari Mandir, Mathura-Vrindavan

Banke Bihari Mandir in Mathura-Vrindavan is the most preferred destination for devotees, during Janmashtami and for all the right reasons. Actually, the twin-town is the actual birthplace of Lord Krishna and he spent his entire childhood here. In fact, it is the home of Krishna. The temple ensures an idol of 'Bihariji' made of black stone. While it is a must visit place during Janmashtami, the crowds of devotees gathered here is vast. So, do make your preparations properly before planning a visit to Mathura-Vrindavan during Janmashtami.

Dwarakadeesh Mandir, Gujarat

This temple ensures a wonderful history as well. It was re-constructed after the original one placed in Dwarka (the kingdom of Krishna) that got submerged in the ocean at the end of the Mahabharata. This temple situated in Dwarka, Gujarat too has an image of Krishna in black.

Guruvayur Temple, Kerala

What makes the Guruvayur Temple a very special place to visit during Janmashtami is 'baby Krishna' or Laddu Gopal. It is a popular Guruvayur Temple in Kerala. The deity is shown wearing gold ornaments. It is also adorned with tulsi and rose garlands.

Govinddevji Temple, Jaipur

Krishna has many names and 'Govind' being one of them. Govinddevji Temple is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This temple also has an interesting fact linked to it. It is said that the deity was brought from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.

ISKCON Temple, Mumbai

ISKCON temple has its own uniqueness over all other temples. The very graceful decoration, soothing music, dance, drama and colorful events are what make this temple stand out. Every year it offers something new. Built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, the idol of Krishna here is accompanied by his love Radha. Thus, the temple is known as 'Radha Rasbehariji'. As with all ISKCON temples the 'shringar' is elaborated and awe-inspiring.

Jagannath Temple, Puri

The adorable idols at this well known Jagannatha temple make it a must visit. This temple ensures a very precious place in holy books. Here, Krishna is known as Jagannatha, or ruler of the Universe. The lord in this temple is accompanied by his brother Balarama and his sister Subhadra.

Nathdwara Temple, Udaipur

'Manorath Ji' is what lord Krishna is called here. He is elaborately and wonderfully decorated in pure Rajasthani style.

Now, you can also add your own list here. Do add some more temples, which you feel are a must visit during Janmashtmi or hold some uniqueness, in the comment box below.

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