On a recent trip to Vrindavan I was struck by the tell tale signs of a receding Yamuna. I could see small pavilions on the opposite side of the road from Yamuna river which must have been the entry points to the ghat. In a few places these burjis were surrounded by some water.
River fronts are a very significant site of architectural and religious heritage.
Yamuna is revered as a goddess as the daughter of Surya and sister of Yama (god of death) she is linked with the forces of both life and death.
Her role in Krishna mythology makes her even more important. The baby Krishna was saved by his father transporting him on a dark stormy night, where the river calmed herself to facilitate the journey.
The image in the post is curious because of the fountain.
Sushant Bharti tells me the fountain was added later as part of renovations
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