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The tallest sculpture of Braj shall be installed in the foothills of Goverdhan

6th of May shall witness a unique splendour

Chandigarh, 4th of May: The coming Saturday is going to bring about a unique historic moment for the devotees of Sri Krishna. Every weekend thousands of Krishna devotees go to Goverdhan for undertaking the 7 Kos parikrama. This coming Saturday, 6th of May which is also the occasion of Ekadashi – a pious Vaishnavite occasion – they shall be witness to a once in a life time spectacle whereby Lord Balarama who is Sankarshan, shall find his sculpture installed commanding a majestic view across the Brajbhoomi.

Mr. VineetNarain, Chairman, The Braj Foundation ( shares further details of the marvel on Saturday. It’s pertinent to note that he is the same Vineet Narain who exposed the infamous Jain-Hawala case some 25 years back. For the last 15 years he has engrossed himself to the mammoth task of restoring and recreating the mind-boggling heritage of Braj Bhoomi.  His team has got several sites of heritage importance recreated across the region, of which the most noted ones are Brahma Kund&SewaKunj at Vrindavan; KoileGhat opposite Mathura Refinery;  Rudra Kund, Rinmochan Kund and Sankarshan Kund at Goverdhan; Gahvarvan and VrishbhanuKund at Barsana; besides several others. These sites have now become the new epicentre of tourist cum pilgrim activities of the region to which the Prime Minister, Mr. NarendraModi has himself noted his adulation by saying, “The Braj Foundation is doing a commendable job of restoring the ancient sites of religious & cultural importance.”

This larger than life size mesmerising mural of Lord Sankarshan has been carved out by a dedicated group of 22 sculptors who chiselled a monolithic black granite stone for over a year in the foothills of Tirupati-Tirumala hills. This mural shall be established on a 12 feet high podium at Sankarshan Kund, Anyore, Goverdhan, which is being restored with the generous financial contribution of Dr. Rameshwar Rao of Hyderabad and Jamunalal Bajaj Foundation, Mumbai. This shall make it the tallest 36 feet mural installed in open-air which shall be worshipped in the traditional lineage of Ramanujacharya Sampradaya. What better tribute to the legendary Acharya whose millennial anniversary is being commemorated this year across the globe. This mural of Lord Sankarshan is a gift to BrajBhoomi by Sri Srimanna Narayan Chinna Jeeyar Swami ji, one of the most venerated saints of South India.

The news of Lord Sankarshan coming all the way from Tirumala Hills to GiriGoverdhan covering a distance of over 2000 kilometers in 8 days has electrified the entire North India.  This historic sojourn of Lord Sankarshan shall reach Goverdhan at 7 am on 6th of May after crossing Hyderabad, Adilabad, Nagpur, Bhopal, Guna, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Agra and Mathura. A grand ceremonial welcome of Lord Sankarshan would be held by exalted saints of Braj, Ministers & Senior Officials of Uttar Pradesh Government, several eminent personalities, invited guests and thousands of devotees. Post that the mural shall be installed on the podium by the use of heavy cranes specially summoned from Delhi for the purpose.

It’s expected that thousands of devotees from Delhi, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh shall beat the May heat to witness this historic moment which is also a glaring tribute towards the fulfilment of Prime Minister’s grand vision exhorted and encapsulated in the aphorism “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” which is fast taking form of a national campaign.