The nine sacred lakes of Vraja will soon be featured on the government’s official tourist map. Until now, pilgrims and tourists from around the world who come for a short stay in Vraja have only been advised to see the most famous places like Banke Bihari Temple, Giriraj Temple, Barsana Radha Rani temple etc. After this they return home or move on to visit Agra.
But soon, some of the lesser known wonders of Braj Mandal will be on everyone’s list. The nine kunds selected by the government will get an elegant renovation with sandstone gateways and ghats on all sides of the lakes. A rest area with fresh drinking water and bathroom facilities will be provided at each site and gazebos and stone benches will be built beneath the trees.
A detailed survey of each site’s needs is being compiled and various companies are being courted for the implementation of this project. Each of these nine lakes has their own unique significance in the religious and cultural history of Braj. These nine kunds are Potra Kund, Davanal Kund, Govind Kund, Narad Kund, Madhusudhan Kund, Vihval Kund, Priya Kund and Vrishbhanu Kund.
पश्यैतां पाण्डुपुत्राणामाचार्य महतीं चमूम् ।
व्यूढां द्रुपदपुत्रेण तव शिष्येण धीमता ।।
Duryodhan said: Respected teacher! Behold the mighty army of the sons of Pandu, so expertly arrayed for battle by your own gifted disciple, the son of Drupad.
Duryodhan diplomatically but effectively pointed out to his military teacher, Dronacharya, all the mistakes that had been committed by him in the past. Dronacharya remembered the instance when he had had a political quarrel with King Drupad. King Drupad was angered beyond measure, so much so that he performed a yajana. As a result of this yajana he received a boon according to which he would beget a son who would be able to kill Dronacharya.
As a result of this boon, Dhrishtadyumna was born to King Drupad. Ironically, when Drishtadyumna came of age to receive military learning, he was entrusted for his studies to no one else but Dronacharya. Dronacharya knew that Dhristadyumna was destined to kill him and that if he imparted all the knowledge he had to Dhrishtadyumna, then it would only aid Dhristadyumna to kill him.
However, Dronacharya was so large hearted that he never held back anything he knew from Dhristadyumna. He was given full and dedicated training like all Dronacharya’s other pupils. But when the battle of Kurukshetra was declared, it was Dhrishtadyuma who became the commander in chief of the Pandava army and arranged their military phalanx.
In reminding Dronacharya of his past mistakes, Duryodhan’s aim was to make Dronacharya understand that it was leniency towards Dhrishtadhyumna in the past which had gotten them in trouble now. Therefore, Dronacharya had better not practice any more leniencies towards the opponent party.
The ten day long ‘rath ka mela’ finally concluded at the Shri Rang Mandir. Locally known as the ‘rath ka mela’, this festival is actually the Brahmotsavam celebration of Shri RangJi Mandir of Vrindavan. Brahmotsavam is celebrated every year during the month of March or April, in strict accordance with the shastras. Bhagwan RangnathJi Maharaj is taken out during this time in a procession to the Bade Bagicha, the sprawling gardens situated near the Katyayani Mandir.
Everyday there are processions in the morning and in the evening. The Lordship goes out for these processions, mounted on different vahans for about ten days. Every vahan of the Lord has a different significance. The temple management, the Vrindavan Municipality and the district administration make elaborate arrangements for the festival. Tight security is also put in place.
Thousands of devotees from nearby towns and villages come to watch the special illuminations, pandals and arches that are erected around the temple and give the entire place a new look.
The Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, once completed, will stand more than 700 ft tall and will be a structure that will change the skyline of Vrindavan. The temple will feature attractions like a grand temple hall, a vedic cosmology exhibit, an indoor Krishna leela theme park, the 12 recreated vanas of Vrindavan and much more. Needless to say that this monument will be a great tourist attraction. As with all tourist attractions, when you visit the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, you will have to wait in a queue to seek the darshan of the Lord and to enjoy other attractions.
As a resident of Krishna Bhumi however, there are certain privileges to the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir that you will always enjoy. Forget waiting in queues, you will always have separate access to the temple. Same goes for trying to perform a special puja in the mandir. You can perform a puja for the wellbeing of your family any one day of the year. What’s more? Vrindavan is known as the city of more than 5000 temples! It would be a great miss if you did not get to explore them.
But in order to do that, you know no longer have to painstakingly navigate your car through the narrow bylanes of Vrindavan, nor do you have to take a rickshaw ride and sweat it out in the humid weather. You can simply hop aboard the air conditioned coaches leaving from Krishna Bhumi for the various temples and have a hassle free darshan of the various idols of Lord Krishna. Being a resident of Krishna Bhumi has its benefits! Be a resident of Krishna Bhumi and reap the benefits today! Call 969696 8899 to know more about our project.
Vrindavan has always had a pull for people who are religiously inclined. However, it cannot be denied that at one point of time Vrindavan did not have the infrastructure required to support the amount of visitors it got. Recently, Vrindavan was declared a transition city and ever since then a lot of development has been taking place in the city. Among other structures that are coming up in Vrindavan, Krishna Bhumi is playing a huge role. This is because this township, that is being touted as the ‘temple township’, is coming up at the feet of the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.
The Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir is going to be the tallest Krishna temple in the world. A township that is situated at the feet of it is sure to change the lifestyle of Vrindavan. Once completed, this temple is going to be nothing short of the 8th wonder of the world. Needless to say, people from all over the world will visit this iconic structure and dream of living in the township situated around it. At the same time, by booking a home in Krishna Bhumi, you will be among the lucky few who will actually live this dream!
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