Mukharvind is a temple located in the village Jatipura in Goverdhan that lies at a distance of around 28 km from Mathura. In Goverdhan, the sacred hill called Shri Giriraj is worshipped by Hindus and taken-care by the Vallabh Sampradaya. Mukharvind temple is at the base of Goverdhan hill popularly known as the place of appearance of Lord Giriraj.
The temple is located on the northern bank of Mansi-Ganga. It is the lotus face (Mukharvind) of Goverdhan. Goverdhan’s form is that of sitting cow. His hind part is puchari or the puchari ka lota. He has turned his neck to place his lotus face near his stomach, which is the town of Goverdhan. His two eyes are Radha-kund and Shyam-kund. This is a beautiful temple of Giriraj’s lotus face at jatipura called Mukharbind.
Mukharvind temple is a big rock formed God located at the base of Goverdhan hill. This sacred place is also known as shringar sthali. The place is divine and witnesses several other sacred places of Saints nearby. To name a few are Shri Gusainji’s tulsi kiyara, Mahaprabhuji’s tulsi kiyara ,Shri Gusainji’s baithakji, Shri Girdharji baithakji, Gokul nath jis temple, Shri Madanmohanji’s temple, Shri Mahaprabhuji’s baithak, Shri Chandramaji’s temple, Dandvati Shila and many others. Every place has its own sacred relevance. Many famous Saints did worship these places and even now these places are full of Divine vibrations and energy.
Dandvati shila is believed to have been six feet tall when ShreeNathji went to Mewar. Due to the shraap (curse) given by Pulastya muni to Giriraj Govardhan it reduces in size each day. This Dandvati shila is already in the earth and so the land around it has been dug so that the darshans are visible to the devotees.
According to legends, Shri Krishna left Braj dham and went to Nathdwara for further duties. On request of Gopis and Brijwasis, Shri Krishna decided to come to sleep here for six months. It is considered that Shri Krishna comes to rest here for six months every year, from Vasant Panchmi to Dassehra. After the Sandhya Aarti at his Nathdwara temple, he comes at the Mukharvind Mandir in Shri Govardhan to give Shayan Darshans. During this period, his presence is very live and can be felt by the receptive devotees.
The main offering to the divine deity is milk. People across the world come to worship. Abhishek, a special pooja offered to God to please him, can be done here by the devotee. During festival period, a huge crowd is witnessed. Annakut is organized here. Annakut is a special offering to God just a day after Dipawali. Hundreds of devotees visit daily and offer milk and flowers to the deity etc.
Many begin their parikrama, from Girirajji Mukharvind Govardhan. Some people do parikrama walking with a pitcher of milk, with the milk flowing slowly through the pitcher in a stream. This is known as the doodh dhaar parikrama.
Morning – 05-30AM to 11-00AM
Evening – 04-00PM to 10-00PM
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