Shree Shree Govindajee Temple, Palace Compound

Visited mostly by Hindus

A historic Vaishnavite centre, adjoining the royal palace of Manipur's former Maharajas, the Govindajee temple is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. Twin domes, a paved courtyard, and a large raised congregation hall form a perfect backdrop for priests who descend the steps, to accept offerings from devotees in the courtyard. The shrines of Lord Krishna, Balaram and Jagannath flank the two sides of the presiding deity. Early hour prayers (Aarti) are a must for devoted followers, exuding spiritual fervour and ecstasy.