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Kusum Sarovar Mathura Address: Goverdhan Brahmnan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, 281504, India
Kusum Sarovar is one of the most revered and visited tourist places of Mathura. It is a sacred water reservoir with an imposing edifice in the backdrop that entices everyone. Kusum Sarovar is one of the key elements in the rich mythology surrounding Lord Krishna and Radha Rani.
It is well known that the great Vaishnava saint, Shri Chaitnaya Mahaprabhu used to visit this sarovar during his time in Vrindavan. It is frequented by the pilgrims and history buffs too, who love to explore the magnificent cenotaph surrounding the lake and the beautiful paintings depicting leelas of Shri Krishna and Radha Rani.
History and Architecture of Kusum Sarovar
This place is associated with the playful moments spent together by Lord Krishna and Radha Rani. As the name suggests, Kusum Sarovar is a place surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees. It is believed that Radha Rani would come here to meet Lord Krishna on the pretext of collecting flowers with her female friends or sakhis. Since time immemorial, devotees have been coming here to receive nectar of ‘Prem Bhakti’ for their beloved Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.
This natural pond was restored in the year 1675 as instructed by Raja Veer Singh Deo of Orcha. In the mid 18th century, King Jawahar Singh of Bharatpur added a red sandstone complex or cenotaph to honor his father King Suraj Mal and his two wives.
The adjoining complex to the sarovar showcases beautiful Rajasthani architecture with intricate carvings and motifs.
Things to do at Kusum Sarovar
Mathura being one of the ‘Sapta Mahapuris’ (the seven sacred cities) is always overflowing with tourists and devotees throughout the year. A large number of devotees and history lovers visit Kusum Sarovar and the adjoining areas to quench their search for spirituality.
Narada Kund: It is a spot where Shri Narada Muni took a holy dip in Kusum sarovar to attain the ‘Ras Bhakti’. It is the same place where he is said to have composed famous Narad-Bhakti-Sutras explaining the science of devotional service to the almighty.
Govardhan Parikrama: Kusum Sarovar is located in the vicinity of ‘Govardhan Parvat’ where ‘Govardhan Parikrama’ or circumambulation of the sacred hillock on foot is considered one of the popular rituals among devotees. The hill is considered to be the physical form of Lord Krishna and is revered by each and every Vaishnavite.
Radha Kund and Shyam Kund: Radha Kund and Shyam Kund are two of the most admired pilgrimages. As the name suggests, Radha Kund is dedicated to Goddess Radha. Devotees offer ‘parikrama’ around the kund to show their love and devotion to the ‘queen’ of Braj Bhoomi - Goddess Radha Rani. The distance of these holy ponds from Kusum sarovar is around 2 kms only.
Serene Atmosphere: Kusum Sarovar is one place in Mathura which offers you calm and tranquil surroundings to spend some quality time. You can visit ashrams near the lake to attend evening aarti and pacify the restless mind.
Sunrise and Sunset: Viewing sunrise and sunset at Kusum Sarovar is an experience in itself. The dancing sun rays on the surface of the water with the magnificent historical complex in the backdrop creates an enchanting ambience. You must remember to carry the camera to capture these fascinating views in the lens.
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Kusum Sarovar Timings and Entry Fee
One can visit Kusum Sarovar at any time of the day, but it is recommended to visit early morning or evening to make the most of your trip. There is no entry fee to visit this magnificent place.
Best Time to Visit Kusum Sarovar
Being in a tropical climatic zone, Mathura experiences extreme weather conditions throughout the year. Favorable time to visit Kusum Sarovar is from October to December and from February to April when the temperature is relatively comfortable.
How to reach Kusum Sarovar
Located between Radha Kund and Govardhan Parvat, Kusum Sarovar lies at a distance of approximately 24 kms from Mathura and can be reached by a private taxi from top car rental companies in Mathura-Vrindavan. Alternatively, you can opt for city buses, or auto-rickshaws, but a private taxi is the most comfortable option. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi which is around 170 kms from the sarovar and the closest railway station is Mathura Junction (26kms).
Word of awareness for the devotees
- Kindly do not litter the surroundings.
- Devotees and tourists must not scribble on the walls of the monument, kindly maintain the decorum and sanctity of the place.
On a trip to the sacred cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, you must visit Kusum sarovar to admire the Rajasthani architecture and the adoration of the divine. A trip to Mathura-Vrindavan is not complete without visiting Barsana - the birthplace of Goddess Radha, Nandgaon - the home of Lord Krishna, where he lived for almost 10 years and Gokul - the town where Lord Krishna was brought up by his foster parents, Nand baba and Yashoda.
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