One unique thing at Banke Bihari Temple is that there is no Mangal Aarti here. Thakur Ji sleeps in the morning tired of Raas every night. It is not proper to wake them up at that time. Mangala Aarti is performed only on the day of Janmashtami in a year. Shri Thakur Ji wears Vanshi only on Sharad Purnima day and Shri Banke Bihari Ji sits on Jhulan only on Sawan Teej.
The uniqueness of Shri Banke Bihari Ji Maharaj’s darshan is in his divine tableaux, only on the day of Akshay-Teej. Although every moment of darshan of this temple divinely festive, in the year Pratipada, Akshaya Tritiya Charan Darshan, Guru Purnima, Carousel of Hariyali Teej, Janmashtami, Nandotsav, Radhashtami day of Swami Haridas Ji, Prakash Purnima on Sharad Purnima, etc. Ka Rasavesh, Deepawali, Prakatyotsava of Shri Bihari Ji Maharaj, Shri Bihar Panchami, Basant Panchami, Rangili Holi, and Dolotsava are the major festivals of this temple. In the summer, lavish bungalows of flowers built almost every day.
The Banke Bihari temple decorated with different flowers on different occasions. Flowers imported from Kolkata, Banaras, Mumbai, Chennai, and abroad for Phool Bungalow. Flower bungalows are decorated every day in Sawan, for which there a competition among the seths of Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. Each flower bungalow decorated from 10 lakh to 50 lakh rupees. No other temple in the world has as much decoration of flowers as Shri Banke Bihari temple.
Devotees and Pujaris:
The temple employs 1,600 pandas, priests, and 90 workers from 400 families. The area of the temple is 1 acre. 4-5 thousand on normal days, 15-20 thousand on Saturday and Sunday, 15 lakh on five days of Guru Purnima festival, 5 lakh on Hariyali Teej, and about 60-65 lakh devotees visit throughout the year.
- There is no Mangal Aarti in this temple. God sleeps in the morning.
- The 56 Bhog Prasad here is the best in the world. It doesn’t go bad for several months.
- The decoration of flower bungalows in Sawan done only in this temple, with flowers ranging from 10 lakhs to 50 lakhs . The bungalow built in a day.
- God swings on big swings of gold and silver in Sawan. This is not the case in other temples.