Krishnadasa Kaviraja, a seventeenth-century Vaishnava poet, describes the architectural beauty and devotional significance of this temple in his following shloka:
?On the beautiful banks of the Yamuna, on a raised mount with slopes on all four sides, like a turtleback, stands the temple of Govinda. On that meeting place of Radha and Krishna, the yogapitha, stands the beautiful stone temple like a pericarp, surrounded by groves of trees like petals and rows of golden plantain-like pistles. On the beautiful banks of the Yamuna is the thousand-petalled lotus, the Vrindavan.?
The chronological significance of this temple is attested by the fact that the legendary Mirabai visited Vrindavan in 1538-1539, before proceeding on a pilgrimage to Dwaraka
Govindadeva temple of Vrindavan: Largest single- structure temple ever built