Light & sound show, musical fountain to brighten Janmbhoomi and Kusum Sarovar

The details of the development project were discussed at a meeting held between the officials of BTVP, MVDA and Shri Krishna Janmasthan on Friday.

Vrindavan, 2021-09-05 (Vrindavan Today News): BTVP Vice Chairman Shailja Kant Misra, on Friday, chaired a meeting held between the representatives of BTVP, MVDA and Shri Krishna Janmasthan to discuss details regarding the upcoming installation of light and sound show and musical fountain at Janmbhoomi, Mathura and Vrindavan’s Kusum Sarovar, respectively. The move is aimed at boosting tourism at these two iconic religious destinations in Braj. 

During the meeting an exhaustive presentation on the light and sound show was put before the convening officials and suggestions were sought from them on the audio-visual elements that could to be incorporated to make it more attractive and engaging. MVDA vice president Nagendra Pratap, DM Navneet Singh Chahal, MVDA OSD Krantishekhar Singh and Gopeshwar Nath Chaturvedi from the temple’s management were present. 

The light and sound show will depict various Krishna Lilas with the help of advanced projection mapping technology. Audio elements such as Raskhan’s padas and verses from the Gita will be weaved in to accentuate the visuals. It was decided that the wall in front of Bhagwat Bhavan in Janmabhoomi premises will be used as the screen or display surface. In addition to refurbishing the ‘raslila manch’ (stage), seating arrangement for a 250-strong audience will also be made. 

Going into the details of the show, Shailja Kant Misra said that it will include depictions of Yamuna meandering through the hills, Shri Krishna’s birth and escape to Gokul, the slaying of demons, and lilas such as the ones where He shows mother Yashoda the entire creation in His little mouth, dispels Brahma’s illusions, crushes Indra’s pride by lifting Govardhan hill, and many more. Beginning with Krishna and Balaram’s departure from Vrindavan and culminating in Kamsa Vadh, the second part will feature the Lord’s Mathura lilas.  The show will also cover different episodes from Krishna’s divine play in the Mahabharata.  

Gopeshwar Nath Chaturvedi suggested the inclusion of Braj Holi in the ensemble. MVDA’s Nagendra Pratap floated the idea of beginning the programme with Shri Krishna’s ‘viraatroop darshan’ with the famous shloka from the Gita ‘yada yada hi dharmasya’ playing in the background. OSD Krantishekhar Singh was of the opinion that as the queen of Braj, Shri Radha should be given importance. DM Chahal came up with the suggestion of having the show dubbed in various languages. 

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