Gaumukh Reservoir
Gaumukh Reservoir
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India2,042 contributions
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Mar 2023
Gaumukh Reservoir is one of the most important water tanks in the Chittorgarh Fort. The interesting fact is that water from a natural spring constantly flows from the “cow mouth” into the reservoir. A shiva-linga and an icon of Goddess Lakshmi adorn the base of the Gaumukh where the water falls. A popular activity indulged in by the visitors to the reservoir is the feeding of the fishes that dwell there. It is located close to the temple and provides a perfect complement to the holy reservoir. One can climb down the stairs and touch and drink the waters. Gaumukh Reservoir is considered to be a sacred site and the Fort tour is incomplete without a visit to this reservoir.
Written 24 June 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,714 contributions
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Feb 2023 • Couples
A fortress us useless unless you have enough water to survive a siege. Which explains the Gaumukh Reservoir (and the 80+ other wells in Chittorgarh). This one is interesting because it comes from an aquifer, natural spring, and the water flows from a cow shaped mouth . . . Good spot for panoramic photos too.
Written 24 March 2023
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AnjanManda
Hyderabad, India2,158 contributions
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Dec 2022
chittorgarh fort is renowned as the water fort as 40% of fort consists of water bodies.It is said originally there were 84 water bodies in the 700 hectares of fort area.Gaumukh kund is a deep tank in the shape of cow's mouth adjacent to samidheshwar temple.
Written 16 February 2023
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Souvik Dasgupta
Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This natural water reservoir is situated in Chittorgarh fort, just behind a Temple. One can climb down the stairs and touch and drink its waters. It is pure and is fed by a natural stream. The existence of this waterbody help the soldiers of the fort to remain supplied with at least fresh drinking water even during times of attack and siege.
Written 12 December 2021
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Devendra G
India963 contributions
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Aug 2021
The Gaumukh Reservoir is one of the eighty four water bodies of the fort is filled with water to this day. The nomenclature refers to the cow shaped mouth which serves water to the reservoir. Water incessantly flows from the cow shaped mouth into the kund or the reservoir. The kund is considered to be a natural spring. A Shivling and an icon of Goddess Lakshmi adorn the base of the Gaumukh where the water falls.

Must visit place in Chittorgarh fort.
Written 23 September 2021
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,793 contributions
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Mar 2021
Situated within the Vijay Stambha complex near Samadheswar temple this is a perineal spring water tank whose source is a mystery. A natural Spring feeds this tank from a carved cow's mouth in the cliff. Lord Shiva Shivling and Goddess Lakshmi statue is placed at the source of the spring .This water tank was the main source of water to Chittor fort during its numerous sieges. It is believed that after touring Holy religious sites in India a Hindu should visit Gaumukh Kund reservoir to complete the cycle of their pilgrimage. Entrance to the temple was crowded and a few pilgrims were feeding the fish which were large in size. Care should be taken while ascending and descending the steps .
Written 25 March 2021
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Sanjay J
Kota, India381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
We enjoy very much on GAUMUKH KUND. We feed fishes on there. There is a big water kund with great beauty. At the upper part there is jain gufa & rani padmavati sculpture. Must visit site.
Written 30 December 2020
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Dalbir_S_Virdi
Navi Mumbai, India3,020 contributions
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Dec 2019
Lot of Tales are associated with this Reservoir which is part of the Fort complex. You can go down the steps and feed the fishes. View of the City is magnificent from here.
Written 11 February 2020
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Dipanwita K
Delhi34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a large reservoir with a source of floating water. As per the local, the water is hot in winter & cold in summer. But we did not feel it hot. But think about the technology to store the water in such a way. Else there are lots of fishes you can feed them. You will get a bird's view of the city from there also.
Written 30 January 2020
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Arup C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India10,202 contributions
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Nov 2019
This spot within the Vijay Stambha premises..and most important part of Chittaurgarh fort..
A left turn from Vijay stambha will take you to this spot..it is used as reservoir and bath place of Royal family..1 temple aside this tank and other one is partly submerged within it..also a place for pilgrims..

Chittorgarh Fort is renowned as the Water Fort. About forty percent of the fort is covered with water bodies in the form of ponds locally known as talabs, wells or, kunds and step wells or baories. Originally eighty four water bodies were built within the seven hundred hectares of the fort area. At present only twenty two water bodies sustain.

Any reservoir on an average will take one up to two meters below surface. Together the water bodies present in the Fort of Chittorgarh can store up to four billion liters of water which is sufficient last for an entire year. It can quench the thirst for fifty thousand lives for a span of four years.

The Gaumukh Reservoir, one of the eighty four water bodies of the fort is filled with water to this day. The nomenclature refers to the cow shaped mouth which serves water to the reservoir. The Gaumukh kund is admired by the visitors as the ‘Tirth Raj’ of Chittorgarh. It is believed that after touring various holy places in India, Hindus need to visit the Gaumukh Kund in Chittorgarh to complete their holy journey.

Water incessantly flows from the cow shaped mouth into the kund or the reservoir. The kund is considered to be a natural spring. The origin of the water is possibly an aquifer. As per hydrogeology, at some places beneath the surface of the earth, layers of permeable rocks, sand and silt can have water reserve. This stored water creeping out into the surface of the earth results in formation of aquifers.

A Shivling and an icon of Goddess Lakshmi adorn the base of the Gaumukh where the water falls. Numerous fishes dwell in this reservoir. Although feeding fishes is considered auspicious in Hinduism, however, fishes in the Gaumukh Reservoir are fed by most of the tourists irrespective of religious bent.

During the three famous sieges when the enemy troops cut down the essential supplies to the Chittorgarh Fort, The Gaumukh Reservoir served water to the inhabitants for days together.

The reservoir can be located near the Samadheswar Temple inside the Chittorgarh Fort. It is advised to be cautious of the steep staircases of the reservoir.
Written 18 December 2019
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