Sankarshana Kunda and Balarama Temple

Sankarshana Kunda and Balarama Temple

Sankarshana is an expansion of Lord Balarama. It is said in the Adi Varaha Purana that by taking bath in this kunda the sin of killing a cow is removed. Not far from this kunda, at Sringar Stali, is where Madhavendra Puri found the Gopala Deity.

Near this kunda is a Balarama temple called the Sankarshana Temple. The Balarama Deity in this temple is said to have been installed by Vajranabha about 4,900 years ago. This Deity was put in Sankarshana Kunda during a Muslim attack. The present temple is about 200 years old. The Deity of Balarama is black and is about 5 feet tall. Next to Balarama is a small Deity of Krishna.

The Annakuta festival was celebrated between Dan Nivartana Kunda and Sankarshana Kunda.

Getting there 
This kunda is next to the village of Aniyora. From the road that goes around the village, it is on the right. If you are walking through the village or close to the hill it is on your left. It is about 400m from Govinda Kunda.

The Balarama temple is a fairly small temple that looks like a house, next to the road that goes through the village. Darshan times for the Sankarshana Temple are 8 to 11 am and 4 to 8 pm.