Shri Banke Bihari Lal
About temple:
  • The Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan is revered as one of the holiest and most famous Krishna temples in India. It owes its existence to Shri Swami Haridas, who is credited with the divine appearance of Bankey Bihari Ji in Nidhivan. The ancient idol of Thakur Ji, worshipped in Nidhivan until 1863, found a new abode when the temple was constructed in 1864 through the collective contributions of the Goswamis.
  • Bankey Bihari, meaning "Bent at three places," combined with "Supreme Enjoyer," encapsulates the deitys essence, cherished and cared for as a divine child. The temples celebrations of various festivals are characterized by a unique style, with the deity adorned and offered cuisine (bhog, prasad) tailored to the changing seasons. The temple comes alive with elaborate decorations, including lights and an array of flowers, each corresponding to the specific festival being observed.
  • Setting itself apart from conventional temples, the Bankey Bihari temple refrains from the use of bells or conchs, as it is believed that Bankey Bihari does not appreciate these sounds. Instead, the temple resonates with the continuous chant of "Radha naam." Upon entering the temple, devotees are enveloped in an overwhelming sense of eternal bliss and tranquility, momentarily transcending all worldly troubles. Encountering Thakur Ji within the sacred confines of the temple inspires a profound dedication from the devotee. It is firmly believed that the compassionate Bankey Bihari Ji not only alleviates problems but also showers the devotee with divine grace, regardless of their physical distance from Him.
Goda Vihar, Vrindavan, Vrindaban Khadar, Uttar Pradesh 281121
Summer Season
Morning Darshan07:45 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Darshan05:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Rajbhog (No Darshan)11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Winter Season
Morning Darshan08:40 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Darshan04:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Rajbhog (No Darshan)12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Videos from Vrindavan Marg

  • Sharad Purnima:Only day when Bihari Ji holds flute
  • Akshay Tritiya:Only day when Bihari Ji shows his lotus feet
  • Janmastami:Only day when mangla aarti is performed
Frequenly Asked Questions:
When should I visit Banke Bihari Temple

If you want to avoid crowd best time is in weekdays

What is significance of this temple

It is main temple for vaishnavs of Haridasi sect