Viveik Oberoi at Sri Radha Raman temple, Vrindavan Photo journal
Viveik Oberoi with his father Suresh Oberoi and family members visited Sri Radha Raman temple in Vrindavan this summer.
Sri Radha Raman temple is among the oldest temples of Vrindavan, established by Gopal Bhatt Goswami (one of the six Goswamis sent by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to revive Vrindavan). It is next to Nidhivan.
Saluting Ganpati at the temple entrance
Suresh and Viveik Oberoi at Sri Padma Nabh Goswami's residence, Radha Raman ghera
Worshipping Sri Radha Raman ji
In the temple courtyard
With Padma Nabh and Chandan Goswami in the temple kitchen courtyard
The kitchen or 'Thakurji ki rasoi' has a wood fire burning since the time the temple was established by Sri Gopal Bhatt Goswami. The Raj bhog prasad is available for any devotee who asks for it: Chapati, karhi, kheer, chaach, dahi-bada, laddoo, khurchan, dal, rice, sweet rice…
Meal time: Raj bhog prasad
[Photo credits: Vaishnavacharya Chandan Goswami]
Vrindavan travel facts
Why visit Vrindavan
Vrindavan was rediscovered by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his 6 Goswamis about 500 years ago. By the banks of river Yamuna, Vrindavan is the heart of Braj mandal where Sri Radha and Krishna came to love and be loved. It is a place where love for god is exhibited in many ways. Temple worship, rasiya songs, flower bowers (phool banglas), cow shelters, widow shelters, tree planting, peacock rehabilitation and distribution of food are just some of the ways people express their allegiance to God as Krishna. Love is the mantra of the land.
Sri Radha Raman ji in a Phool bangla [Photo credit: Amala Saci]
The oldest temples, Radha Damodar temple, Govind Dev temple, Radha Raman temple, Madan Mohan temple and the more recent Sri Banke Bihari temple, Iskcon temple and Anand Dham temples are just some of the places worth visiting in Vrindavan. It is a temple town with Raslila shows, song and dance for the divine. More about Vrindavan…
How to reach Vrindavan
By road: Vrindavan is about 125 km on NH2 from Delhi to Agra. Buses, taxis and cars make it 2 hours or less from Delhi to Vrindavan (at times traffic jam while exiting Delhi causes delay).
By train: Taj Express from Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi starts at 7 am and reaches Mathura railway station at about 9 am. Vrindavan is 15 km from here. There are more trains too. Mathura railway station is a junction with trains coming in from all directions in India.
By air: Airports at Delhi are closest to Vrindavan. Taxis from there bring travellers to Vrindavan.