The fascinating web of life on earth is
intricate, precise and beautiful. Its fragile network shows
an uncompromising interdependency between man, nature and
God. Therefore what we receive for sustenance by way of earth,
water, fire, air and space, we need to repay and sacrifice
with body, mind and heart.
To fulfil this function in life, India’s great sages
and rishis established the yagna tradition. They chanted mantras,
offered grains and ghee in a sacrificial fire (yagna kund)
to appease the deities of earth, water, fire, air, etc. Yagna
means to sacrifice or generously give in appreciation to others.
The Yagnapurush Kund is a fascinating combination of a Vedic
yagna kund and a musical fountain. It is the world's largest
yagna kund measuring 300' X 300' with 2,870 steps and 108
small shrines. In its center lies an 8-petaled lotus shaped
yagna kund designed according to the Jayaakhya Samhita of
the Panchratra scripture. Its perfect geometric forms testify
to ancient India's advanced knowledge in mathematics and geometry.
At night the center comes to life with a colorful musical
water fountain that echoes the Vedic sentiments of India.
Yagnapurush Kund has been so named after
the founder of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and the third successor
of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Swami Yagnapurushdasji (Brahmaswarup