Among the early modern Hindu temples, Radha Raman temple of Vrindavan is considered to be of ultimate reverence for Gaudiya Vaishnavas. The deity of Radha Raman was found and established by Gopal Bhatt Goswami one of the six famous Goswamis of Vrindavan in 1542 A.D. ‘Raman’ means one who gives delight (pleasure). So Radha Raman is described as one (Krishna) who gives pleasure to Sri Radha. The deity of Radha Raman is considered to be most sacred as it was self manifested into the three fold bent form of Lord Krishna from one of the Shaligram shilas (A form of Lord Vishnu) for the pleasure of Gopal Bhatt Goswami on the full moon day of Vaisakha (April-May).
According to the legendary story, once Gopal Bhatt Goswami during his journey to the sacred place of Muktinath in Nepal was bathing in Gandaki River which flows within the area of Muktinath. When he took water from the river in his kamandal (copper vessel used by saints) and was about to pour it over his head he discovered few shaligram stones in it. He put them back in the river and again took water in his kamandal. He again found those shaligram stones in his kamandal which he again pours back in the river. When the same incident repeated several times he kept those stones with him thinking it as some signal of god and came back to Vrindavan, where he started worshipping these shaligram shilas. One day, when he was performing his services, he felt like having a deity of Lord Krishna for himself. The very next day, to his extreme pleasure one of his 12 Shaligram shilas turned into a beautiful deity of Lord Krishna exhibiting threefold bent form. There is no deity of Sri Radha with Radha Raman on the main altar, but a silver crown (Gomati chakra) representing Sri Radharani is placed to the left of the deity of Radha Raman. The clothes and seat (asana) of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are also kept inside a room within the temple premises. It’s believed that the deity of Radha Raman resembles to the deities of Madan Mohan, Gopinath and Govind dev. The lotus feet of sri Radha Raman resembles those of Lord Madan Mohan, his chest resembles that of Gopinath ji and his lotus face resembles those of Sri Govindaji. Thus by having the sacred view of Lord Radha Raman one can receive the simultaneous blessings of all the three deities. It is said that the cooking fires within the temple kitchen have been burning for 435 years, the time since the deity was installed.