Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting has illuminated the Kusum Sarovar complex in the historic town of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, India, using its Color Kinetics Monochrome White LED system. Signify provided 618 LED light points in warm white color to enhance the architectural features of the historical complex to help encourage night tourism. The project has been executed by the company in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department.
The lighting has been carefully designed to highlight the various architectural accents in this ancient complex, giving visitors an unparalleled view of its opulent architecture, domes, ornate columns, gardens, and the lake at night. The multiple shades of white light and narrow beam lenses highlight its various architectural features and the water body. The interactions between the lighting, the water and the monument create a visually invigorating experience for a visitor right from the entry of the complex and help create a narrative that emphasizes the mythological significance of the site.
“At Signify, we are committed to helping Indian cities develop more eco-friendly tourist landmarks by using LED lighting to lower energy use and reduce operating costs. The Kusum Sarovar complex is a historically significant landmark that has deep ties with the holy city of Mathura. We are proud to be a part of this project that will help bring to life the beauty and glory of this monument, using our Color Kinetics solution,” says Sumit Padmakar Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Signify’s operations in India.
This latest project joins the expanding list of historical monuments Signify has previously illuminated using Color Kinetics, including Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar, Howrah Bridge and Somnath temple amongst others.
Kusum Sarovar is an important cultural icon for Mathura’s citizens and pilgrims
The sandstone monument was built in the 18th century by the Jat leader Maharaja Suraj Mal for his queen Kishori Rani on the holy Govardhan Hill between Manasi Ganga and Radha Kund in the Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is visited by millions of pilgrims each year during the annual Govardhan Parikrama pilgrimage. The historical landmark is famous for its many legends associated with Lord Krishna and features a canopy of Maharaja Suraj Mal, flanked on either side by two smaller canopies of his two wives. The architecture and carving are in the pierced stone style and the ceiling of cenotaphs are adorned with beautiful paintings that depict the life of Lord Krishna.