Prem Mandir Vrindavan: Where Radha Krishna lives in a grand temple

Last Updated on 3 April 2024
Prem Mandir Vrindavan

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Nowadays, the names of Vrindavan-Vrindavan, Prem Mandir, Banke Bihariji Mandir etc. are heard a lot from everyone’s mouth.

Truly, Vrindavan is getting so popular.

It can be said that social media is playing a big role in the popularity of Vrindavan. Everyone is making content about Vrindavan on YouTube Podcasts, YT Shorts, Instagram Reels etc. Among all the attractions of Vrindavan, the Prem Mandir is getting so popular. 

According to the Great Rasik Saints, At any spiritual place, we should go with the knowledge of that place so that we can experience that divine place differently with divinity.

And when it comes to Vrindavan then, “Vrindavan is not a place to visit, it is a place to experience.”

So, let’s go in depth to Prem Mandir Vrindavan.

Shree Radhe!

Supervision of Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj

Prem Mandir was constructed by Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj. It is difficult to know which Parampara / Sampraday Shri Kripaluji Maharaj belonged to.

Shri Kripaluji Maharaj was a devotee of Radhakrishna. He had deep knowledge of Vedas, Puranas and other scriptures. He devoted his entire life to the service of Radhakrishna and propagated the Lord’s name a lot. 

If you want to know more about Jagatguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, you can learn more about them by clicking here.

Kripaluji Maharaj - vrindavanrasamrit

Grand Establishment of Vrindavan’s Prem Mandir

So, Coming back to the point. The first stone of this temple was laid by Shri Kripaluji Maharaj in 2001. The doors of Prem Mandir were opened for all people from February 17, 2021. It took 11 years for the entire construction of this temple and it cost Rs 100 crore to build the Prem Mandir.

This magnificent prem Mandir of Vrindavan is carved from white Italian Carrara marble. The height of Prem Mandir is 125 feet, length is 122 feet and width is 115 feet. The temple is built on 54 acres.

The interior of the temple is very attractive. The magnificent statues of Radhakrishna, carvings, lighting etc. have made it very attractive. The magnificence of the temple is enhanced by the huge chandelier.

Prem Mandir Vrindavan - vrindavanrasamrit

Let’s not talk about the outside of the temple! Outside the temple there are various attractions like magnificent statues of Lord Krishna suppressing Kalinag, multi-colored lights, statues of Rasalila, statues of Lord Krishna atop Govardhan mountain etc.

Everyone is raising their hands and taking selfies, making videos and capturing their memories. Everyone chants the name of Radhakrishna enthusiastically. Happiness and only happiness on everyone’s face. And now that the Kartik Month is going on, you should also take the opportunity of offering lamps. Everyone will gather and offer lamps to Shri Radha Damodarji and sing Damodarashtakam.

Let me tell you one thing, friends, when you come to Vrindavan, you can cry only for Sri Krishna, otherwise it is difficult to be sad in Vrindavan.

Is the Prem Mandir the main one temple in Vrindavan?

Prem Mandir is very beautiful and attractive but it cannot be counted among the main temples. There are seven main temples in Vrindavan. You will know more about it in our in-depth article “Sapt Thakurji’s of Vrindavan ”.

People go to Vrindavan due to the strong influence of social media. They see people making dancing reels, tiktok and youtube videos in Prem Mandir and they think that “Vrindavan! Ok we first go to the Prem Mandir”, they go and come back after visiting only Prem Mandir and other 2-3 temples. People should not do this.

In today’s digital age, social media may be responsible for drawing people to Vrindavan, but it is the deep spiritual heritage and the blissful atmosphere that make the trip truly memorable. So, when you visit Vrindavan, let your heart open to the divine love that flows through its streets, and immerse yourself in the timeless devotion that has made this holy city a beacon of spirituality for generations.


Among the myriad attractions in Vrindavan, Prem Mandir stands out as a symbol of devotion and architectural splendor. This sacred edifice, lovingly constructed under the guidance of Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, has captivated the hearts of countless pilgrims. Shri Kripaluji Maharaj’s profound devotion to Radhakrishna and his extensive knowledge of scriptures added a unique spiritual dimension to the creation of Prem Mandir.

If you want to know about Prem Mandir Timings then we have also crafted a wonderful and detailed article for that as well.

Vrindavan, however, is not just a place to visit; It is a place to experience profound spirituality. It is a realm where devotees can immerse themselves in the divine love of Radhakrishna. As the saying goes, “Vrindavan is not a place to visit; it is a place to experience.

Peruse our Radha-Krishna gallery here, and find spiritual inspiration in Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murari  and other bhajans on our website 

Jay Shree Krishna!

FAQs About Prem Mandir

Who made Prem Mandir in Vrindavan?

Answer: Prem Mandir in Vrindavan was built by the spiritual guru Kripalu Maharaj and was inaugurated in 2012. The construction was undertaken by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat, an organization founded by Kripalu Maharaj.

Where is Prem Mandir located?

Answer: Prem Mandir is located in Vrindavan, a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is situated on the outskirts of Vrindavan, on the Chhatikara Road.

What is the main purpose of Prem Mandir?

Answer: The main purpose of Prem Mandir is to offer a place for spiritual upliftment and devotion. It stands as a monument of God’s love and showcases stories from Krishna’s life sculpted in beautiful marble. The temple aims to propagate divine love as taught by the ancient Indian scriptures.

What is unique about the architecture of Prem Mandir?

Answer: Prem Mandir is renowned for its grand and intricately detailed white marble architecture. It spans across 54 acres and boasts of beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains, and lifelike deities of Radha-Krishna and Sita-Ram. The temple is also illuminated with colorful lights in the evening, giving it a divine appearance.

Are there any special events or festivals celebrated at Prem Mandir?

Answer: Yes, Prem Mandir celebrates most of the traditional Hindu festivals with great fervor. The festivals of Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birthday) and Radhashtami (Goddess Radha’s birthday) are particularly significant. During these times, the temple is beautifully decorated, and various cultural and spiritual programs are conducted.

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