Eyes That are Magical: Banke Bihari

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Devoted to Lord Krishna, Banke Bihari Temple is located in the holy city of Vrindavan in the Mathura district. ‘Banke’ means ‘bent’ and ‘Bihari’ means ‘enjoyer’. This temple got built in 1864 and Shri Swami Haridas was the man who got Banke Bihari Ji appeared in Nidhivan. Also, known as ‘Thakur Ji’, eliminates all the sorrows and sufferings of his devotee’s life and bless them with his divine grace. In the temple, Lord Krishna is seen in the Tribhanga posture. His idol is constructed in black color, which is very beautiful and attractive. The two festivals which are celebrated at an extreme level are Janmasthami, when ‘Mangala Aarti’ is performed considered to be very spiritual and Holi.

Devotees visit from worldwide to be a witness of the insanely beautiful and pleasant Banke Bihari idol along with Banke Bihari Prasad.

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There are unlimited miracle stories associated with this temple. This fascinates people and results in more often visit to the temple to experience rituals and aarti. Banke Bihari Temple Prasad includes delicious ‘Peda’, Tulsi, Chandan, picture of Lord Krishna and other divine offerings to Banke Bihari Ji.

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INTERESTING FACTS-
*A Purdah is placed between the worshippers and the statue of Lord Krishna, to break the intensity of feeling that Krishna’s image stirs in his devotee.
*It is believed that deity gets annoyed with the sounds of bells, so no bells are rung during aarti and even to wake Him.

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