October 16, 2021

Shree Govindajee Temple, Imphal, Manipur

Shree Govindajee Temple Imphal

Shree Govindajee Temple

Shree Govindajee Temple is Imphal’s greatest Vaishnava temple, located near to the ancient Manipur Kingdom’s kings’ palace. With two gold-plated domes, a paved court, and a massive, raised mantapa, or congregation hall, the temple is modest in form. The major deity of Govindaji, who is said to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna, and his bride Radha are housed in the garbhagriha’s (sanctum sanctorum) central chamber. On either side of the primary deity, images of Balabhadra and Krishna are deified in the other two chambers of the sanctum, on one side, and images of Jagannath, Subhadra, and Balabhadra on the other. The temple was originally built in 1846 during the reign of Maharaja Nara Singh and rebuilt by Maharaja Chandrakriti in 1876.

According to Article II of the Manipur Merger Agreement of 1949 (when Manipur became a part of India after the latter’s independence), the temple management was previously with the erstwhile king. However, because to popular demand, it is currently overseen by a board of directors comprised of members recruited from the priestly community as well as prominent citizens of the city. The board’s president is the state of Manipur’s chief minister.

Shree Shree Govindajee Temple is Manipur’s historic Vaishnavite centre. It has a golden twin-domed temple that draws a significant number of devotees who engage in various spiritual activities. Tourists are welcome to visit the old Govindajee temple and participate in the daily festivities. The Shri Shri Govindajee Temple, Shri Bijoy Govindajee Temple, Shri Gopinath Temple, Shri Bungshibodon Temple, and the Kaina Temple were all part of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, 2016-2017, which included the Shri Shri Govindajee Temple, Shri Bijoy Govindajee Temple, Shri Gopinath Temple, Shri Gopinath Temple, Shri Bungshibodon Temple, and the Kaina

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is Tulihal airport.

By Train

The nearest railway is Dimapur railway station.

By Road

Located at the heart of Imphal

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