Nidhivan, Vrindavan | Temple Timing, And Mysteries At Night

The Nidhivan Temple in Vrindavan is a place of mysterical and unwavering faith. It is believed to be the sacred place where Lord Krishna himself performed his divine Raas Leela. Even today, devotees firmly believe that Krishna comes here every night to dance. The temple doors closes after the evening prayer, so that the Lord can enjoy Rasleela. do the animals and birds that roam the temple during the day bid they goes out on your own at night ,  inside the temple, there is a peaceful Kunj where Lord Krishna and Radha Rani take rest after their magnificent "Maha Raas" performance.

Nidhivan, Vrindavan tree

Mystery Of Nidhivan Temple

Nidhivan temple holds tag of sacred place in Vrindavan, is enveloped in enchanting stories. It is said that every night, Lord Krishna and Radha engage in raasleela, where the trees turn into gopis. No one is allowed to stay or witness their rendezvous after sunset, as it is believed to have serious repercussions. Nidhivan, though not a vast forest, is a small enclosed green area surrounded by homes, Offering a unique and sacred experience.

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Nidhivan Timing

During summer, Nidhivan is open from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm ( closed from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm ) and during winter, it is open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. As the evening falls, the environment of the temple becomes even more mysterious, as devotees strongly believe that Lord Krishna performs Rasleela with Radha Rani and the gopis at this holy place.

Nidhivan Timing

Things To Do In Nidhivan Temple 

  • See the beautiful Tulsi plants which are believed to transform into Gopis at night and perform Raaslila with Lord Shri Krishna.
  • Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere inside Nidhivan, watch the mischievous antics of the colorful peacocks and monkeys that live in it.
  • Some important tourist places inside Nidhivan are Lalita Kund, the manifestation place of Shri Banke Bihari, Shringar Ghar of Shri Radha Rani, also known as Rang Mahal, Bansi Chor Radha Rani, do yourself a favor by visiting all these places.
  • Let yourself experience the presence of Lord Shri Krishna and immerse yourself in his devotion and love.

Nidhivan, Temple Vrindavan

How To Reach Nidhivan Temple

By Train: Board a train at Mathura Junction, about 14 km from Vrindavan, and from there board a local auto or taxi to Vrindavan. Auto-rickshaw or cycle rickshaw from Vrindavan will take you directly to Nidhivan.

By Road: Many government buses and private vehicles run between Delhi and Vrindavan. You can come to Vrindavan from there and take an auto or taxi from Vrindavan to reach Nidhivan.

By Air: Agra Airport, about 70 km away, is the nearest air connectivity. From Agra, taxis or buses will take you to Vrindavan, from where you can take a local auto or taxi to reach Nidhivan.

Nidhivan, Temple Vrindavan Main Gate

Amazing Facts About Nidhivan

  • The idol installed in Banke Bihari temple was revealed in Nidhivan itself, even today people worship at that place. 
  • The trees in Nidhivan are mysteriously intertwined and emit a sweet fragrance. It's said that these are convert in gopis of  the Rasleela of Radha and Krishna every night.

Nidhivan, Vrindavan

Exact Location

The environment of Nidhivan near Yamuna river in Vrindavan is enchanting. It is located at a distance of 9 kilometers from Chhatikara, it can be easily reached by state government buses. Nidhivan is situated just 700 meters away from Banke Bihari Temple, and just 200 meters away from Shahaji Temple.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Nidhivan Temple depends on your preferences. The pleasant climate from October to March is a respite from the pleasant weather and festive Hindu festivals. On the other hand, during the monsoon season from July to August, you can visit Nidhivan enjoying the lush greenery of the temple and the rainy atmosphere.

Nidhivan, Temple Vrindavan

FAQ About Nidhivan Temple

Q. What is the true story of Nidhivan?

Ans. Devotees believe Nidhivan hosts Radha Krishna's nightly raslila, so staying there in night is prohibited, adding to its mystique.

Q. Has anyone stayed in Nidhivan at night?

Ans. There are many story about this but no anyone stayed  in Nidhivan officially.

Q. Who visited Nidhivan at night?

Ans. Lord Krishna, along with Radha and his gopis

Q. Can I visit Nidhivan at night?

Ans. No, Not allowed

Summary : 

  • There are beliefs that Lord Shri Krishna and Shri Radha Rani themselves come to Nidhivan at night and perform Raasleela.
  • The temple is surrounded by a small enclosed green area and is said to have enchanting stories and mysteries.
  • No one is allowed to stay or witness Lord Krishna and Radha's rendezvous after sunset due to the believed serious repercussions.
  • The Nidhivan Timing is 5:00 am to 7:00 pm daily and is believed to be blessed by Lord Krishna's divine existence.
  • Visitors can see the Tulsi plants that are believed to transform into gopis during the night and see  mystical temples like Rang Mahal.
  • You can reach Nidhivan easily  by train, road, or air, Mathura Junction is the nearest train station and Agra Airport is the nearest airport.
  • Nidhivan is located on Nidhivan Road of Vrindavan, on the bank of the Yamuna River, and you can reach Nidhivan easily by auto or taxi from vrindavan.
  • The best time to visit the temple depends on personal preferences,but visting Nidhivan in October to March  and July to August is best time.

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