This magnificent building dates back to 1215 A.D. but according to Baba Maharaj the spots of leela sthalis are the same. However, they have been restored and destroyed repeatedly over the last five thousand years.
According to the local saints and Brajwasis it was here Radharani with Her parents and sakhis used to come for her morning bath. The Jal Mahal was to give privacy to Her and also to enjoy the beauty of the Vrishbhanu Kund in which it descends.
This building was in shambles, with unauthorized encroachments on it. Bats and wild life had made it their home. Local people of Barsana were using it as public toilet. Shri Ramesh Baba of Gahvar Van, Barsana was pained to see it’s plight and wanted it to be restored.
In 2003 Sr. Journalist Vineet Narain, with a desire to serve Shri Baba Maharaj approached his friends Mr Rajiv Shukla, Mr B P Singhal & Mr Balbir Punj, all Members of Indian Parliament to allocate part of their MPLAD fund and got Rs 25 lakh sanctioned for this work. This money was released in favour of Mathura Dist. Admn. to execute the restoration. This had to be done, because by then The Braj Foundation had not been formally registered. Braj Sharan Baba and some other young sadhus of Maan Mandir (Barsana) volunteered their efforts for several months to ensure proper execution of the restoration work.
After the Braj Foundation came into existence we have been trying hard with the UP Govt. to get the
Mr Morarka is also the founder Chairman of The Braj Foundation and has very generously donated us over Rs. 2 Crores including 3 earthmovers (worth Rs 75 lakhs) to carry out the work of removing the silt from dried up Kunds. He continues to extend that support.
unauthorized encroachments removed. Meanwhile The Braj Foundation has engaged architects, students of Architecture from IIT Roorkee and landscape designers etc. to design it's future development plans.
We propose to make Vrishbhanu Kund Complex the most attractive destination in Barsana for the devotees of Radha Rani, who find no place to breath, relax and enjoy after the main darshans at the Shreeji temple. During Lathamaar Holi and Radha Ashtami huge crowd descends in Barsana. There is no place to accomodate it. This complex will prove to be the right place for all such activities.