Brahma Kund of Alibag
Placed on a small hilltop about 20 kilo meters away from the main Alibag town, the Brahma Kund is a beautiful rectangular shaped tank whose date of formation is a shrouded by mythology.
The Kund is made up of red stone which is bordered by steps from all the four sides. The water is pretty deep and cold and people come here to take a holy dip. This tank or pool has many myths about its formation and is believed to be made by the great Hindu god, Lord Brahma himself. However, as a more realistic documentation, per some old inscriptions of the place written by one Sadhu “Mirchi Baba”, this pool was created in the year 1612.
Myths Surrounding the Brahma KundBrahma Kund got its name from the myth that this Kund or tank was made by Brahma himself, who came down to earth during the reign of Lord Krishna. It is said that Lord Brahma bathed Krishna and collected the residual water to create this Kund. He carried the water and filled up this divine pool. Beside this heavenly tank, there is another small tank in the name of Shiva Pool.
Tourist Attractions at Brahma KundDue to the heavy religious sentiments surrounding the mythological formation of this tank, Brahma Kund is visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year from all parts of India. People stand in a line to take a dip in the water of this divine tank. There is a small temple in the name of ‘Maruti Mandir’ adjacent to this tank. The temple walls bore sculptures of ancient ages and the main Garba Griha is the abode of some unknown God or Sant who is locally known as Mirchi Baba. Below his idol, there are some inscriptions which tell us the story of Lord Brahma and his Kund creation.
Devotees can trek up the roads or even hire a cab or take their own vehicle to reach this Kund. Auto rickshaws are also available for hire to the top. Even for nature lovers, the hilltop is an amazing place to visit. The incredible trek through the beautiful and quite nature is a must for adventure lovers. There are few picnic spots at the edge of the hill from where the ariel view of the down valley looks stunning. Families and friends can enlighten their soul and enjoy some lovely weekends over here. Littering on the hill is banned and the place is a no plastic zone, hence while you plan for a picnic, do carry a bag to carry all the leftovers back home.