Radha Kunda

Glories of Radha Kunda     Appearance of Radha Kunda in the Material World
Lord Chaitanya Rediscovers Radha and Syama Kundas
Raghunatha dasa Goswami Excavates Radha and Syama Kundas
Bathing at the Kundas
     Goswami Temples at Radha Kunda
Ma Janava's Sitting Place     Raghunatha dasa Goswami's Samadhi
Krishna dasa Kaviraja's Bhajan Kutira     Panca Pandava Ghat
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur's Bhajan Kutira      The Sangam
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Sitting Place    Giriraja Maharaja Mandir and Caran Cinha


Formerly standing here on the banks of Syama-kunda were five trees inhabited by the five Pandavas, who had taken the bodies of trees in order to meditate here on the bank of this sacred kunda. When Raghunatha dasa was excavating Syama-kunda in order to make it the same shape as Radha-kunda, these trees were to be cut down. In a dream, the five Pandavas headed by Yudhisthira, came before Raghunatha dasa and asked him not to cut down the trees because they were residing there so they could perform bhajana on the sacred banks of Syama-kunda. On awaking the next morning Raghunatha dasa ordered that no trees should be cut down and only the vacant area should be used for digging the kunda. This accounts for the unusual shape of Syama-kunda.   Unfortunately today, only one tree remains alive which is believed by local sadhus to be the Pandava Arjuna. 

This tree can be seen just a few meters down from Pandva's-ghata, jutting out from the ghata steps. The locals say this ancient Kalpavriksa tree has not changed in many decades and always appears the same. Another tree believed to have been the Pandava Bhima, stands infront of the bhajana kutira of Visvanatha Cakravarti. This tree died about ten years ago and now only the trunk remains.

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