The Madan Mohan temple located near the Kali Ghat in Vrindavan is one of the oldest temples built in this region. In the olden days, the area where the temple is located was just a wild forest.
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The original statue of Lord Madan Gopal does not lie in the temple anymore. During Aurangzeb’s rule, it was shifted to Rajasthan to safeguard it from destruction. During the Mughal era several Hindu temples were destroyed. Today, a replica of the original image is worshipped at the temple while the original one is still kept at Karauli in Rajasthan.
The temple is smaller than other ancient structures but is adorned with beautiful carvings. Tall and narrow in shape, the present red coloured structure was constructed in the 19th century by Shri Nandalal Vasu. The original one was destroyed during the Mughal conquest.