Prem Mandir – in its various hues
(play the slide show below to see the spectacular illumination)
Prem Mandir (temple of Love) is an architectural / spiritual marvel in peaceful grounds of Vrindavan. Built by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, it is one of the finest temple in Brij. The main focus of the temple is Prem Ras Leela of Radha Krishna. Work started here on January 14, 2004 and more than 800 craftsmen, artisans and specialists from various parts of the country have been toiled day and night to create a pure marble temple in the original Som Nath style. The engineers used the latest technology available and several new experiments were conducted for the first time. 30,000 tons of Italian marble have been used in the construction and carved with unique machines like KUKA robotics at a total cost of 150 crore rupees. The presiding deity are Shri Radha Govind (Radha Krishn) and Shri Sita Ram.