Radha kunda, Syama kunda (Part 1)
“The holy place known as Mathura is spiritually superior to Vaikuntha, the transcendental world, because the Lord appeared there, Superior to Mathurapuri is the transcendental forest of Vrindavana because of Krishna’s rasa-lila pastimes. And superior to the forest of Vrindavana is Govardhana Hill, for it was raised by the divine hand of Sri Krishna and the site of His various loving pastimes. And, above all, the super-excellent Sri Radha-kunda stands supreme, for it is over-flooded with the ambrosial nectarean prema of the Lord of Gokula, Sri Krishna. Where, then, is that intelligent person who is unwilling to serve this divine Radha-kunda, which is situated at the foot of Govardhana Hill?”
Sri Upadesamrta of Srila Rupa Goswami
Situated at the northern most point of Govardhana Hill are the sacred lakes of Radha-kunda and Syama-kunda, which are considered to be the metaphorical eyes of the peacock shaped Govardhana Hill. Within all the three worlds and beyond to the spiritual realm of Vaikuntha, there is no place more sacred and holy as the transcendental lake of Radha-kunda. This has been confirmed in all the ancient Vedic literatures such as the Puranas and Itihasas as well as by all the great sages and rsis of yore. Five hundred years ago the six Goswamis of Vrindavana namely; Srila Rupa, Sanatana, Gopala Bhatta, Raghunatha dasa and Jiva also revealed through their teachings that of all the holy places within the universe, Radha-kunda should be considered to be the holiest of them all.