Project - Govind Kund (Vrindavan)

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Govind Kund (Vrindavan)

History of the site

It was here child Krishna would take His afternoon nap after grazing the cows. His friends will set up a bed of flowers and leaves for His comfort and would massage his feet. The whole area was dense with trees.

Plight of the site

A decade back UP tourism dept. restored the four pucca ghats and side walls around the kund. Yet the Dept. Could not bring water to fill this . Hence the kund was devoid of water as the water table had gone down and the kund was silted 0up considerably.

It’s catchment area was converted into a residential colony and no greenery was left behind. Several deep water bores sucked out all the water which could have helped  the retention of water table. The locals were throwing garbage into it and it had become a dirt and unpleasant site.

Braj Foundation takes the initiative

The Braj Foundation took over the task of de-silting the kund in August 2006 and finished the same within six months. A depp well was made in the cetre of the kund to maintain it’s water table.The finance for the same was provided by Mr Kamal Morarka of Mumbai. The Foundation  incurred an expenditure of around Rs 3 lakh so far towards the de-silting operations of this kund.

The foundation laid a pipe line of more than 3.5 Kms to fetch Yamuna water into the kund with the help of heavy duty  pums. After the kund was filled, the water was treated organically and through sprinklers. The people of Vrindavan was extremely happy to see water in this kund after 35 years. However soon the water table went down again because the water table of the whole area had risen up and this led to uncontrolled pumping out of the bore wells in the houses of people living around the kund. The kund could not remain perennially filled with water.  We need to address this problem.


Meanwhile the silt excavated was used to fill the adjoining low lying land so that it can be developed as a small theme park. Overnight some local land mafia grabbed this land and built some structures, which need to be demolished by the District. Administration before we again take up the restoration.   

As the Kund is located amidst heavy inhabitation, there is a need for fencing the entire Kund complex so that the water body could remain clean of litter and other garbage. There is also a need to construct a drain to by-pass the sewage water from entering into the Kund.

Location

Govind Kund is one of the eight kunds in Vrindavan. It is a historic site situated in the Gaura Nagar Colony at Vrindavan near the banks of river Yamuna

Contact us

  •   C-6/28, SDA,
    Hauz Khas,
    New Delhi - 110016
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  •   E-mail : info@brajfoundation.org
  •   91-11-2656-6800, 91-11-2651-9080
  •   9873946800