As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna, also known as Govinda. According to Hindu mythology, 3 supreme powers controlled and ruled the earth and one of them is Lord Vishnu.
Lord Krishna is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In the temple of Shree Govindaji, visitors can see the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha, who was his consort. The temple also has idols of Lord Jagannath, another form of Vishnu.
Located in an easily accessible position in the state capital Imphal, the temple is visited by large numbers of tourists every year. The shining golden building of the temple attracts tourists, other than regular devotees. Originally constructed in the year 1846, the temple was built in the reign of the Manipur ruler Maharaja Nara Singh.
The state faced severe earthquake in 1868, causing massive devastation. Shree Govindaji temple also suffered major damages and the temple building was damaged to a great extent. The temples idols faced damages and lost its original form and splendour.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
- By Air. The nearest airport is Tulihal airport.
- By Train. The nearest railway is Dimapur railway station.
- By Road. Located at the heart of Imphal.