JK temple is a modern Hindu Temple of Radhakrishna, situated in Sarvodaya Nagar of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. The actual name of the JK temple is the Juggilal Kamlapat temple. This temple has five shrines. The central temple is dedicated to Shri Radhakrishna - the main deity of the temple. Other shrines are adorned with idols of Lakshminarayan, Lord Ardhanarishwar, Lord Narmadeshwar, and Lord Hanuman. The mandapa of the temple has been constructed with a high roof for adequate ventilation of light and air. The temple is also popularly known as Radhakrishna Temple.
History and Architecture
JK temple was built in 1960 by JK trust and most of the expenses of the temple are managed by the trust‘s fund. Singhania family which owns a number of companies under its umbrella JK Organisation formed a trust known as JK Trust in 1953.
JK temple exhibits one of the best architectural works which include beautiful stone carvings on the outside with conical roofs for proper ventilation. The east-west facing Shri Radhakrishna Temple with its grand marble framework and iconic shrines is an architectural masterpiece. It displays the use of contrasting ancient and modern, as well as South Indian and North Indian methods of design, that creates its unique structure. The temple features extensive pavilions called mandapas used for rituals; decorated high ceilings, which facilitate proper ventilation; surrounding ponds and garden areas with lush greenery that enhances the beauty of the temple.
The temple is beautifully constructed and is considered to be a unique blend of ancient and modern architecture. Various epic Stories of Mahabharata and Ramayana are depicted on its inner walls and each has drawings and designs carved on the pillars and the domes. Mandapa is so big in size and was constructed with a high roof for adequate ventilation of light and air. The 5 amazing idols is one of the major attraction of this temple. Apart from an eye-catching idol of persisting deity Radhakrishna; the temple has beautiful idols of Shri Laxminarayan, Shri Ardhanarishwar, Shri Narmadeshwar, and Shri Hanuman. There are several parks and a lake located near the temple campus as well.
Krishna Janmashtami is the major festival of JK temple. Devotees throng on the auspicious day of Janmashtami. Beautiful Lightening and Decorations can be seen on some special occasions and temple adorns like a beautiful Bridegroom.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Airport, Kanpur
By Train: The nearest railway station is Kanpur Central. Local vehicles are available anywhere from the city
By Road: This temple is located in the city. It can be reached anywhere in the city. Transportation is easily available.