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Even today you can visit the Kusum Sarovar, a historical monument on the holy Govardhan Hill, between Govardhan and Radha Kund in today’s Matura district of Uttar Pradesh.
The monument which landmarks Kusum Sarovar is now locally as the “chatri”, in reference to its umbrella-like domes.
In the 1760s, the King of Bharatpura, Maharaja Jawahir Singh defeated the Moghuls in Delhi and seized their wealth after his father Raja Suraj Mall had died in battle. The monument we see today was built by him in gratitude to Lord Krishna.
The ceiling of the largest Chatri is adorned with mural paintings of Lord Krishna’s pastimes. His lotus feet is worhshiped in the centre.
Inside the smaller twin Chatris to the south, Radharani’s feet is worshipped and the ceiling depicts scenes from the Srimad Bhagavatam and the Puranas.
Surroundings of Kusum Sarovar with its Chatri, flower gardens and ghatas was cared for by several pujaris and a dozen groundstaff.
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