In this temple on the banks of Govinda-kunda next to Madhavendra Puri’s bhajana kutira, one can see the pratibhu murti of Lord Gopala.
This is the mound on which Indra stood while he performed the abhisheka bathing ceremony of Lord Krishna.
Radha Govinda Mandira
It is said by local panditas that this ancient deity of Govindaji was installed here by Vajranabha Maharaja.
At this spot on the banks of this Nipa-kunda Krishna and Balarama along with the cowherd boys sometimes took their lunch and would use nipa leaves as cups. The word ‘nipa’ means a variety of ‘palm tree’ also known as ‘golpata’ that has large leaves.
This kunda is said to have been created when the Gandharvas performed their own abhisheka ceremony of Krishna. It is said that there were one hundred and eight kundas situated around Govardhana Hill where the various demigods performed abhisheka of Lord Krishna. This kunda is now dry and practically invisible accept sometimes during the rainy season.
-Adapted from Vraja Mandala Parikrama by Sri Rajasekhara Dasa Brahmachari.