It’s one of the oldest temples of Vrindavan located in Chhatikara village on the turn of National Highway-2. As per the epics and legends the original deity of the temple was installed by king Vajranabh, the great grandson of lord Krishna thousands of years back on the instructions from his Kulguru Shri Gargacharya. It’s believed that the temple is built at the place where Garud (carrier of Lord Vishnu) used to come to offer his prayers to Vrindavan as due to curse of a saint he was not allowed to enter the Vrindavan. Apart from this Lord Krishna also blessed Garud at this place by giving him a special view (darshan) of his Govind Deva form manifested with 12 arms thus dispelling his doubt about him (lord Krishna). As earlier, Garud ji thought him to be an ordinary boy and tried to examine his supreme powers and hence this place is named Garud Govind exhibiting the pastimes of Garud ji and Lord Krishna in his Govind form. The temple has the rare deity of lord Vishnu with 12 arms seated on his carrier Garud (Eagle) along with goddess Mahalakshmi. Adjacent to the temple there is a massive Garud Govind Kund built in sandstone. It has a series of steps leading to the water reservoir on one side. The temple is famous for the ceremony for ‘Kalsarp Anushthan’.