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Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara, Rajasthan

The divine form of Shrinathji is said to be self-manifested. The idol of the Lord Krishna was being transferred to a safer place from Govardhan to protect it from the anti-Hindu, iconoclastic destruction of the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb by the Head Goswami of the 1st House of Pushti Marg in 1669, Shri Dauji Maharaj.

Shrinathji Temple is also known as 'Haveli of Shrinathji' mansion. The temple was built by Goswami priests in 1672.

It is believed Shrinathji used to travel to Mewar to play dice with a Princess by the name of Ajab Kauri. She was upset whenever her beloved Shrinathji would go back to Vraj and asked him to stay with her in the palace. Lord Shrinathji said that one day He would make her palace His home. This palace is the current temple of Shrinathji.

Presently, Shrinathji is worshiped by priests from this kul (genealogical descendants) of Vallabhcharya.
The temple has been designed in the lines of temple of Nanda Maharaj (Krishna's father), in Vrindavan. Therefore, it is also known as Nanda Bhavan.
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