Kusum Sarovar, Girraj Ji
Kusuma-sarovara is on the right of the parikrama path, about one-and-a-half miles south-west of Radha-Kunda. A forest of flowers (kusuma) was here full of varieties of trees, creepers and flowers like bell, cameli, juhi, yuthi, mallika and campaka. Radhika ji used to come here on the pretext of picking flowers with her sakhis, but Her real intent was to meet rasika Shri Krishna, with whom She would have love-quarrels and sarcastic exchanges full of rasa.
कुसुम सरोवर एक एतिहासिक स्थान है जो गोवर्धन, जिला मथुरा, उत्तर प्रदेश में स्थित है। कुसुम वन सरोवर पवित्र गोवर्धन परिक्रमा मार्ग में स्थित है। यह गोवर्धन से लगभग 2 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर है।
One morning, Shri Radhika and Her sakhis came to the bank of Kusuma-sarovara to pick beli, cameli, juhi, kanera, campaka and other flowers that bloomed here. Shri Radhika saw a tree with a branch full of flowers. Knowing that she was coming to Kusuma-sarovara to pick flowers, playful Krishna had climbed that very tree. Using all His weight, He pushed the branch down and remained hidden in the foliage so that Shri Radhika could not see Him. Radhika pulled down that branch with one hand, and was absorbed in picking its flowers with the other when suddenly Krsna shifted to another branch. The branch sprung up, lifting up Radhika with it and She cried out for help. Sri Krsna leapt out from the tree and caught hanging Srimatiji in His arms. The sakhis began clapping and laughing loudly, but Srimati Radhika, released Herself from Sri Krsna's embrace and scolded Him harshly.