Radha Gopinatha Temple

These are the Deities worshiped by Madhu Pandit Goswami, disciple of Paramananda Bhattacarya and discovered at Vamsivata in Vrindavan by Paramananda Bhattacarya, the disciple of Gadadhar Pandit. Vajranabha originally installed Gopinatha in Vrindavan.

One day Gopinath appeared in Srila Paramananda Bhattacharya’s dream and told him, “You will find my beautiful form under the Vamshi Vata tree.” So Sri Paramananda Bhattacharya went there and Sri Gopinath was revealed to him.


According to another version of this story, once river Yamuna had over-flooded and the original Vamshi Vata tree on the banks of the Yamuna got uprooted. So, Paramananda Bhattacharya took one branch from the sacred Vamshi Vata tree and planted it so that another would grow. It was at that time that he found the original beautiful deity of Sri Gopinath.

This Deity was brought to Jaipur from Vrindavan when the Muslims raided Vrindavan. Gopinatha is said to exactly resemble Lord Krishna from the shoulders down to the waist. This temple has beautiful carved silver doors and gorgeous paintings on the walls. On the ceiling are paintings of the rasa-lila. A unique embroidered tulasi-bead jacket and tulasi japa beads, both of which belonged to Madhu Pandit, are displayed in the courtyard.

Reaching there

The temple is located in the Topkhanadesh area of Jaipur by Chandpol Bazaar. If you are on Tripoliya Bazaar Road, you go west until you get to Gangori Bazaar Road. Tripoliya Bazaar Rd is the main road, right next to the inner wall. You make a right and go down a few streets and then you make a left and go about a half-km down the road. The temple is on the left.