Vrindavan, 2018.01.24: For devotees wanting to miss the crowds in the Vasant Room at Shahji Temple, the room was opened for one more day on the day after Vasant Panchami. Despite the rainy weather, devotees flocked to see the Vasant Room, which is only open for 3 days in a year (It will open again on Hariyali Teej in the Rainy Season).
The Vasant Room at Shahji temple
Devotees enjoyed soulful bhajans and prasadi sweets as well as the aroma of perfumes and the flowers that filled the temple. (See video) Lord Shah Bihari (also known as Chota Radha Raman Lal) was beautifully decorated and the coloured lights made for an entrancing atmosphere.
The architecture of the temple is also an attraction, as it features the only spiral columns in Vrindavan. Built in 1863 by Lucknow’s Nawab, Fundan Lal Shah, the temple has a palatial appearance.
Despite the crowds, no one was inconvenienced as the temple management arranged that there was an orderly procession of devotees through the temple.