Situated in the holy city of Vrindavan in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Bankey Bihari Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is among the seven temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Shri RadhaVallabh Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others. Originally worshipped at Nidhivana, Bankey means "bent in three places" and Bihari means "supreme enjoyer". The idol of the Lord Krishna stands in the Tribhanga posture. The image of the Lord Krishna was worshipped by Haridas Swami originally under the name of Kunj-Bihari ("Enjoyer of Lakes").

Location Brahm Ganga Kunj, Bihari Pura,Vrindavan (Mathura) India


The temple was established by Swami Haridas (Lalita Sakhi in Dvapara Yuga), guru of the famous singer Tansen. Once in Nidhivan in Vrindavan, on the request of his disciples, Swami Haridas ji sang the following verse "Mai ri sahaj jori pragat bhai ju rang ki gaur syam ghan damini jaisen. Pratham hun ahuti ab hun aagen hun rahihai na tarihai taisain.. Ang ang ki ujraii sugharaii chaturaii sunderta aisain.. Shri Haridas ke swami syama kunjbihari sam vais vaisain.." The celestial couple Shyama-Shyam (Radha Krishna) appeared in front of Swami and his disciples on singing the verse. Up on the request of the Shri Swami ji the couple merged into one and the idol of Banke Bihari appeared there. The image of Bihariji installed in the Bankey Bihari Mandir is the one granted to Swami Haridas by the celestial couple Shyama-Shyam themselves. The Lord and his divine Consort in person in front of devotees and left back a black charming image before disappearing.


The temple is an architectural beauty in itself. The temple follows the contemporary Rajasthani style architecture.


Mathura culture occupies a distinguished place in the Indian history and culture. Mathura is an active center of Brahmanism, Buddhism and Jainism for several decades in Uttar Pradesh. The art, religion, festivals comprise the culture of Mathura, which is famous worldwide

Darsan Dresscode 

Wear neat good looking clothes in special days

Darsan Info 

The temple opens at 7:45 AM To 09:30 PM (in summer-after Holi); 8:45 AM To 8:30 PM (in winter-after Diwali)

Temple Rituals 

Aarti                                    Summer (after Holi)                Winter (after Diwali)

Darshan time in morning    07:45 AM To 12:00 PM         08:45 AM To 01:00 PM

Shringar Aarti                     08:00 AM                               09:00 AM

RajBhog Aarti                    12:00 PM                                01:00 PM

Darshan time in Evening    05:30 PM To 09:30 PM         04:30 PM To 08:30 PM

Shayan Aarti and closing    09:30 PM                               08:30 PM

 Additional Info 

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