Radha Kund Photos # 1
Here are some of my photos of Radha Kund. (These have been reduced in size from large files to smaller ones, easier to download on the web.) To find out more about Radha Kund and the stories about it, you can read this article: Radha Kund: The Holy Place of Srimati Radharani.
As we approach the holy place of Radha Kund and see it for the first time, everyone offers obeisances.
Another view of Radha Kund from the southeast corner.
A view of the sangam, or meeting place of Radha Kund and Shyama Kund (on the far side), where many people come to take their holy bath. At the early morning is a wonderful time to come and meditate on the pastimes that took place here between Sri Krishna and Srimati Radharani, and do japa meditation.
Another view of the sangam area, the meeting place between the Radha Kund on the right, and Shyama Kund on the left. Later in the day, many people start appearing to take advantage of the holy atmosphere and bathe in the sacred waters.
Another view of the sangam with Radha Kund on the left and Shyama Kund on the right.
This is Shyama Kund, which has an odd shape, similar to Sri Krishna's footprint, since He made it by first digging His heal in the soil.
This is the back side of the Gopinatha Mandir with Ma Jahnavis sitting place behind the blue fence. Jahnavi was the wife of Lord Nityananda. She resided here at Radha Kund and a sitting and bathing place was built especially for Her. Many of the residents in the area include a circumambulation of this sacred spot in their parikrama (foot journey) around the Kunds.
A closer view of the pilgrims and devotees who come to take their holy bath at Radha Kund behind the Gopinatha Mandir.
The deities at the Gopal Manipur Mandir. One of the many temples in the area.
Deities of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna as Radha-Kunjabihari, with Lord Caitanya on the left. These are at the Gaudiya Math Mandir.
The interior of the Gopintha Mandir.
In the back of the Gopinatha mandir is the samadhi tomb of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, one of many holy places connected with the Gosvamis or spiritually advanced souls who had spent time here.
The interior of the new Radha Damodar temple, which is in the rear, and the door closest to us is the Bhajan Kutir of Srila Jiva Gosvami.
The sitting place where Lord Caitanya had spent time here chanting the holy names.
A tile with the print of Lord Caitanya holding a deity of Lord Krishna, with Their Lordships Jagannatha, Balarama and Lady Subhadra in the background, in the setting of Jagannatha Puri as indicated by the temple in the far background.