The temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji .This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh Ji, Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others. The image of the deity was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.
It was built in 1735 by the king, Sawai Pratap Singh II. The ceiling of the temple is made of gold and looks really beautiful. The temple was positioned and made such that the Maharaja can get a direct view from his palace.
The Satsang Bhawan at the Govind Dev – Ji temple holds a World Record and is mentioned in The Guinness Book. It is a marvel of construction because it has the world's widest flat roof construction with a single span of 119 feet.
Govind Dev Ji Temple Jaipur
According to the legend, the Image of Lord Govind Devji was also called "Bajrakrit"- indicating thereby that it was created by Bajranabh – The Great Grand Son of Lord Krishna. Some 5,000 years back when Shri Bajranabh was around 13 years old, he asked his Grand Mother as to how Lord Shri Krishna looked like; Then He made an image as per the description is given by her. She, however, said that not all but the feet of that image looked like those of Lord Shri Krishna. He made another image, yet she said that the Chest looked like that of Lord Shri Krishna. Thereafter, He made the Third Image and looking at the same she veiled her face as a show of modesty, and remarked that the face of the deity was exactly like that of Lord Sri Krishna.
The first one came to be known as "Govind Devji". The second one was called as Lord "Gopinathji" and the Third One, the likeness of Krishna is LORD "Madan Mohanji". With the passing of ages the glories of the Indian Culture were being forgotten and the sands of time kept piling up. Together with every other thing these pious divine images were also lost from the memories of people. Some 500 years ago, legend has it that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu asked one of his disciples to excavate the idol of Govinda, which had been buried there to protect it from the Mughal marauders. For Vaishnavites, particularly followers of Lord Krishna, this is one of the most important temples outside Vrindavan. 'Aartis' and 'Bhog' are offered seven times a day when the deity is unveiled for 'Darshan'. Thousands of devotees visit the temple daily and an even larger number visit during Janmashtami.
The right time to visit or have darshan of the Govind Dev – Ji temple is during the Hindu festival of Janmashtami because on that day Lord Krishna was born and it is celebrated at the temple.