All festivals are celebrated at the Madan Mohan ji temple with unique rites AND traditions.


On the eagerly awaited Jhoolas which take place on the tithis of Holi and Shravani Teej, Madan Mohan ji and Gopal ji emerge from the inner sanctum and are seated on immense silver swings or jhoolas.


On Janmashtami, which is naturally one of the most awaited festivals for the temples thousands of pilgrims throng the halls at 12 am to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, and a 21-gun salute or salaami is offered. Janmanawmi, the morning after Janmashtami is also a day of rejoicing as huge prasadi laddoos are distributed among the worshippers and they are splashed with a mixture of dahi and haldi.


On Dussehra and Ram Nawami, Madan Mohan ji dons the bow and mukut (crown) associated with Lord Ram.


The ekadashi after Diwali features ‘Deepdan’ where lit diyas are offered up to Madan Mohan ji by the Karauli raj parivaar. The day after Diwali is Annakut, which is marked by several rituals particularly the Govardhan pooja sacred to the Braj area. This is to commemorate Lord Krishna’s lifting of the Govardhan mountain to protect his devotees and as a mark of gratitude for the Lord’s beneficence after the invocation of Diwali blessings. In the Annakut bhog at the Madan Mohan ji temple a vast array of vegetarian foods is traditionally arranged in tiers or steps in front of the deities, with the sweets at the pinnacle and vegetables, pulses, kadhi and fried savory foods on the descending tiers. A mound of cooked grains, symbolic of Mount Govardhan, is placed in the center.