Bramha Kund, Shihor

CategoryHeritage

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi

AddressBramha Kund, Shihor, Bhavnagar, Gujarat

pincode364240

DistrictBhavnagar

About Bramha Kund, Shihor

History

In recent history, especially post 12th century, Brahma Kund kept finding its reference and mentions citing King Siddharaj Jaisinh. But the fact is Brahma Kund had been an entity from time unknown. There are its references in Skand Purana, poet Nanhalal expresses and explains in his ‘Hari Samhita’ for Lord Krishna had arrived here. “Ain-e Akbari” the history of Akbar, his biographical account and ‘Prabandh Chintamani’ written by Merutung talk about Brahma Kund. However, major credits go to Siddharaj Jaisinh for he refurbished the place with utmost dedication and detail.

Since ancient times, the last day of Shraavan, called as ‘Bhadarvi Amas’ meaning “Bhadrapad Amavasya” is represented by a big festival – Mela at Brahma Kund engaging tens of thousands people, for the reason it has a great religious – spiritual importance on this day.

There are some handful monuments/Kunds named ‘Brahma Kund’ in India. Brahma Kund at Haridwar, a Brahma Kund in Vrindavan, one in Pushkar and another in Gaya, with may be few more at several other places across India. But the Brahma Kund in Sihor is a famous and a mesmerizing space exhibiting some fine sculptures and architecture. Very meticulously engineered and built, last between 1100-1200 AD, this stepped tank is a historical place of significance. Immediate history and the popular version of story suggests that King Siddharaj Jaisinh after the curse from Ranakdevi, happened to pass through this region. Siddharaj was believed to have been suffering from skin disease which he developed after curse by Ranakdevi to him.

Famous for

Periodically across decades, the Brahma Kund undergoes maintenance and cleaning, but this place is now craving for great deal of attention and intervention, off late. Archaeology department and local authorities including Municipality-Nagar Panchayat or respective citizens – caretakers need to initiate aggressively for a holistic maintenance, sensible restoration and development of this place.

Interestingly, water in Brahma Kund, its source, quality and consistent level throughout the year, all these have been a mystery all the time. One could hardly find any significant compromise in its characteristics despite its stagnant form and the place being isolated in the interior hill side and despite not so frequently maintained.

But now the surroundings have been compromised. In absence of affirming and binding framework of rules & regulations, the area has been encroached and it poses haphazard construction activities and pollution that is attributed by them.

Accumulating bio disposals from the surrounding trees and winds, P.O.P. idols which get immersed in the Kund during various festivals-occasions, and the materials, artifacts and food offerings during rituals and Puja, etc., make the subtle energy and a pure space struggling and crying, as the Brahma Kund still accepts everything above to its bottom, and for its holy water to dilute.

Best time to Visit

On the last day of Shraavana month, called as Bhadarvi Amas or Bhadrapad Amavasya, the fair is organized at the place which is attended by tens of thousands people.

Best time to Go

Open 24 Hours in a week Monday to Sunday

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    410km
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    228km
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    279km
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    266km
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    Junagadh
    205km
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    346km
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    310km
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Nearest bus stand is Shihor and thier inquiry no. is, 02846222174

Nearest Railway Station is Bhavnagar and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Bhavnagar and thier inquiry no. is, 02782212971

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