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Rupa Gosvami and Sanatana Gosvami renovated Radha-kunda
Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī and Sanātana Gosvāmī renovated Rādhā-kuṇḍa.
CC Adi 10.90, Translation and Purport: In accordance with the directions of the revealed scriptures, both Gosvāmīs excavated the lost places of pilgrimage and inaugurated the worship of Deities in Vṛndāvana. The spot where we now find Śrī Rādhā-kuṇḍa was an agricultural field during the time of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. A small reservoir of water was there, and Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu bathed in that water and pointed out that originally Rādhā-kuṇḍa existed in that location. Following His directions, Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī and Sanātana Gosvāmī renovated Rādhā-kuṇḍa. This is one of the brilliant examples of how the Gosvāmīs excavated lost places of pilgrimage. Similarly, it is through the endeavor of the Gosvāmīs that all the important temples in Vṛndāvana were established.
Sanātana Gosvāmī was enjoined to reestablish lost places of pilgrimage like Vṛndāvana and Rādhā-kuṇḍa.
CC Madhya 23.104, Purport: Sanātana Gosvāmī was enjoined:
- (1) to broadcast the revealed scriptures on devotional service and establish the conclusions of devotional service;
- (2) to reestablish lost places of pilgrimage like Vṛndāvana and Rādhā-kuṇḍa;
- (3) to establish the Vṛndāvana method of temple worship and install Deities in temples (Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī established the Madana-mohana temple, and Rūpa Gosvāmī established the Govindajī temple), and;
- (4) to enunciate the behavior of a Vaiṣṇava (as Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī did in the Hari-bhakti-vilāsa).