Glories of Govardhana Hill
Appearance of Govardhana Hill
Krishna's Lifting of Govardhana Hill
Govardhana Parikrama Kusuma
Sanatana Goswami Bhajana Kutira Aniyora
Village Govinda Kunda
Set against a backdrop of exotic palatial buildings, the calm and
tranquil lake known as Kusuma-sarovara is one of the most fascinating sights in
the whole of Vraja.
This breathtakingly beautiful monument, an architectural wonder in
sandstone, is dedicated to the transcendental loving pastimes of Sri-Sri Radha
and Krishna that were enacted here on the banks of this lake.
This enchanting lake, Kusuma-sarovara, has been here since ancient times
and is also known as Sumanah-sarovara. According to the Brahma-vaivarta
the great sage Astavakra Muni did penance on its banks whilst waiting for the
appearance on earth of Radha and Krishna. It is said that whilst having Their
sacred darsana, Astavakra Muni gave up
his mortal coil. On the western bank of the lake, a small shrine dedicated to
Lord Siva is believed to be the actual place where Astavakra entered into samadhi.