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Dau ji

The Dauji Mandir in Mathura is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Built around 1535 AD, it's one of Mathura's oldest temples. Worshiped here as Dauji Maharaj, Lord Balarama is a popular pilgrimage destination, especially during Holi. The temple is known for its beautiful architecture and peaceful atmosphere.

Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir

Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir

Dauji Maharaj Temple Address: Baldeo, Chhabirau, Uttar Pradesh 281301

Entry Timings: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Time Required to Explore Dauji Maharaj Temple: 1 hour

Entry Fee: No entry fees

Explore the Divine Abode of Lord Balarama: The Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir in Baldeo

Vrindavan Packages welcomes you on a spiritual journey to the outskirts of Vrindavan, where the Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir in Baldeo stands tall. Dedicated to Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna, this magnificent temple is a haven for devotees seeking blessings, peace, and connection with the divine.

A Legacy Rooted in Tradition

While Vrindavan boasts many ancient temples, the Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir is a relatively young structure, estimated to be built around the 16th century. However, its significance transcends its age. Lord Balarama, revered as a symbol of strength, knowledge, and unwavering support, is the central focus here. Devotees believe that seeking blessings from him brings stability, removes obstacles, and ushers in peace.

A Visual Spectacle

The architectural beauty of the Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir is a captivating sight. Built in the traditional North Indian style, the temple complex features a towering shikhara (spire) adorned with intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.

Step inside the sanctum (inner sanctum) and be mesmerized by the life-sized murti (idol) of Lord Balarama. Carved from black marble, the murti portrays him with four arms, symbolizing his immense power and divine qualities.

The walls come alive with colorful murals showcasing tales of Lord Krishna and Balarama's divine leelas (playful activities), adding to the temple's vibrant atmosphere. A beautiful murti of Revati, Lord Balarama's wife, graces the sanctum as well, creating a sense of serenity.

Experiencing the Divine Presence

The Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir is a vibrant center of devotion. Here's what you can expect during your visit:

  • Daily Aarti Ceremonies: Witness the beautiful aarti ceremonies performed throughout the day. These rituals involve offering prayers, hymns, and light to Lord Balarama, creating a truly divine experience.

  • Seasonal Celebrations: The temple comes alive during festivals like Holi. A unique tradition called Huranga takes place here, celebrating Lord Balarama's playful side and adding a vibrant energy to the festivities.

  • Prasad (Offering): Enjoy the delicious prasad (blessed food) offered to the deities, which is then distributed to devotees after aarti ceremonies. Partaking in prasad is considered a way to receive blessings from Lord Balarama.

Planning Your Spiritual Journey

The Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir is conveniently situated in Baldeo, about 20 kilometers southeast of Vrindavan. Vrindavan Packages can help you reach the temple with ease, offering comfortable transportation options to and from Vrindavan.

Here's some additional information to consider for your visit:

  • Temple Timings: Here's what I can tell you about the timings for the Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir in Baldeo:

  • Temple Open: Generally open throughout the day, similar to most temples in Vrindavan. However, specific opening and closing hours might exist, and it's always best to confirm.

  • Aarti Ceremonies: Timings for aarti ceremonies can vary slightly depending on the day of the week and special occasions. Here's a general guideline:

  • Morning Aarti: Likely takes place between 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM. This might include Mangala Aarti (morning prayer ceremony), Shringar Aarti (offering of adornments), and Gwal Aarti (offering to the cowherd form of Lord Krishna).

  • Afternoon Aarti: A Raj Bhog Aarti (offering of a midday meal) might occur between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

  • Evening Aarti: Likely takes place between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. This might include Sandhya Aarti (evening prayer ceremony) and Shayan Aarti (putting the deity to sleep ceremony).

  • Dress Code: As with most Hindu temples, modest clothing that covers shoulders and knees is recommended for both men and women. This shows respect for the sacred space.

  • Photography: Photography inside the main hall might be restricted. It's always advisable to check with the temple authorities before taking pictures.

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Exploring Beyond the Temple

Vrindavan offers a treasure trove of spiritual experiences beyond the Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir. Vrindavan Packages can design a personalized itinerary that includes visits to iconic landmarks within Vrindavan itself, such as the Banke Bihari Temple, ISKCON Temple, and Govind Dev Temple.

Immerse yourself in Vrindavan's rich history by exploring sites like Seva Kunj, believed to be one of Radha Krishna's meeting places. In the evenings, witness the mesmerizing aarti ceremonies at various 

temples, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

A Place of Inner Strength and Peace

The Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir is more than just a beautiful structure; it's a place of inner strength and peace. Devotees come here to seek blessings from Lord Balarama, find solace in his presence, and connect with the divine energy that permeates the temple.

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