Vrindavan (the town of temples and a famous pilgrim center for devotees of Radha-Krishna), is a sacred place which has its own unique identity among the followers of Krishna and travelers all around the world. It has history of eternal love between Radha-Krishna that (only if you get lucky enough to feel it in the wind) still has presence around here.
One of the famous (actually not so much but quite famous around Mathura-vrindavan) temples in Vrindavan is Pagal Baba Mandir which is ten storey tall. The view from the temple is awesome and it changes as you go up and up from first floor to the end (at each floor, there is one temple). It is piece of modern architecture made of white marble imposing gleaming white color. While going up through stairs you can find what some people have in their mind when they go to temple, secret wishes are being published publicly on each and every place where human can reach inside the temple. Its not possible for anyone to pass without looking at the walls which are full of wishes. It always amaze me why to wright it on the wall when you can directly tell your wish(or list of wishes) to the god who is right in front of you at every-floor. Anyway, the place is cool and deserves at-least a visit to get your own vibe about the temple. You can easily find peaceful space to stand and feel the air and at the same you can have a broad view of the area around the temple from the top. There are a small Shree Durga temple, Mata Sudevi Kund and Ancient Shiva temple in front of the main temple. On the right side of the temple there are the Samadhies of Shreemad 1008 Leelanand Thakur Pagal Baba jee and his sovereign pupil Shri Chiranjee Lal Harlaalakaa jee.
It was build by late Shreemad 1008 Leelanand Thakur Pagal Baba jee who is popularly known as Pagal baba by his followers. Pagal Baba was born in an elite family of Tangail, in the district of Mainon Singh erstwhile east Bengal, currently in Bangladesh. He has spent a spiritual life with the mission of social upliftment and elevation of humanity. Throughout his life, he aimed at the propagation of community welfare, healthcare, education and culture, dignity of women, preservation of human rights along with his religious expound. He has perceived that the almighty god can be found anywhere through the pure belief and unconditional love to God. He spent all his life with simplicity for the perfect blend of noble virtues, social services and spirituality which attracted the devotees around him. He breathed last on 24th July,1980 and left this mortal world as the natural event of life.
Holi and Janmasthami are the two main festivals celebrate here along with other famous festivals of India. There is no entry fee. During summer, the temple opens at 05:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the morning And from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the evening. During winter, temple opens at 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. in the morning and 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the evening. Aarti or prayer is performed two times in a day. Devotees visit in a large amount during Janmashtami and Holi and at this time the temple is decorated with flowers and colorful light to provide it an attractive look.
I wish you to have a nice trip to Vrindavan. In my coming articles i will add more information about other temples of vrindavan. If you want me to add information about a specific temple or any other place in or around the Brij then feel free to tell me in the comments section below. I would love to cover a place for you. Thank you so much for giving your precious time.
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