Radha Soami Temple TRAVEL GUIDE
Taj Mahal is seen by everybody every day in the city of Taj Mahal Agra, but those who come to the gate of Radha Soami Temple also become convinced of its magnificence. The construction work of this temple in Dayalbagh area of the city has been going on for 120 years, which took four generations of the workers to make it. Now not only is this temple decorative and carved texture worth seeing, but the golden statue and the brightness of the peak also in the top. Apart from the local visitors, there is also a good number of foreigners looking at these days.
History of Radha Soami Temple Agra
According to the officials associated with the temple management, this temple is dedicated to the followers of Radha Soami, which is prepared with great reverence and passion. This is the samadhi of Lord Swami Ji, the followers of Radha Soami Vicharayas. Purnan Dhani Maharaj was born on August 24, 1818, on Janmashtami. He had knowledge of many languages like Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit and Urdu too. Purnan Dhani Maharaj also had a job in Banda, but his interest was towards spiritualism. For this reason he left the job and took it into meditation. In 1861, on the occasion of Basant Panchami, the Radha Soami temple was established. It is said that at the age of 5, he had acquired the spiritual practice of Surat yoga. After this he became famous as Swami ji Maharaj. He died on June 15, 1878. After which, it was decided to build this temple in his memory.
But the foundation of this temple was laid in the 19th century in Dayalbag area of Agra. It was just like some Taj Mahal. 52 wells have been built. The stones were placed inside the ground for about 50 to 60 feet depth. Make one pillar above one so that it does not fall. Gumboad, built on these pillars, was kept in such a way that the earthquake or storm would not have any effect.
By the way, in this many years, four generations of laborers and artisans, whose number went up to 400, were created in this year. Even so, about 200 people have taken over its work. To build a temple complex, large stones were kept one above the other. Special carving. 5 main gates were made, which are kept in accordance with the 5 letters in Radha Soami name.
It is being told that only the followers of Radha Soami Vaishnava have spent the cost of building this temple. In such a situation, the work continued to slow. Many people believed that the temple was a curse of continuity. But now its work is almost complete. No donation or charity will be collected from the visitors in this temple. Only followers of Radha Soami can give something to this temple. The donation of another person is also not valid.
How to Reach Radha Soami Temple
Agra Fort Railway Station arranged in Mantola is the closest railroad station. It is around 10 km from the railway station where you can take local auto rickshaw or cabs to reach Radha Soamiji Maharaj Bagh.
Time to visit Radha Soamiji Maharaj Bagh
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Radha Soami Temple Location
Architecture of Radha Soami Temple
The shrine of this temple is being described as the largest and bright in Agra. Because, it is made of gold. In addition to the urn, it is also the statue of Radha Soami Maharaj, the first Guru of Radha Soami Temple. By the way it is called his place of worship, which is recognized by the name of Swamiji. A map of the making of it was prepared by a company of Italy 150 years ago. According to which, the upper ceiling of the temple was cut from the middle so that the beauty of the top and the top can be seen at a glance. This temple is quite big. Therefore its philosophies are also done through the crane. If you want to see the entire campus, it will take a few hours. If you want to see aerial view from the helicopter, you will be able to see the entire Agra as well. There is a description of every place in the temple map. What will be the tree after which it is formed, it is also decided from the same time. If there is no mind of the laborer, then the pressure of working is not done, because if a hammer gets a wrong turn, then the stone worth millions of rupees and the hard work of months is created. There was no age fixed for the work of the laborer for this temple. As long as he had a desire to work, he was allowed to work. Explain that every stone engaged in the temple is designed by artisans by hand. In the temple, almost every fruit and vegetable vines were carved out of stones, which took months to build. Every chain has written his scientific name on the design. The whole design is of a living masterpiece butterfly. Every stone hammer is worth the price of a stone. At the same time, the roof of the temple was not made by adding many stone. For the rooftops, large stones are placed on the pillars. There is stone work in entire designs. But, people look like painting at first sight. To fill the colorful designs on stones, attractive stones are made in the stones. At the expense of temple, people of management say that they did not even know how much the cost was. How much did the building cost so far? Or how many stones were designed to be carved? It is just an idea that about 7 crore rupees are spent annually. The average weight per pillar on the temple is in Ton. They were hanged on the crane and taken to the place. There is no visible look in this temple, because wherever there is a connection, the stones are painted and separated by creating different designs. There is a historic well at the entrance to the temple, which is used as a “Jal Prasad.”
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