Sarovar

The Sarovar is the centre and the heart of Kirpal Sagar. The name actually refers to the oval-shaped pool in the middle of which stands the building with its four symbols. In general, however, this also refers to the entire site, which is surrounded by four corner buildings.

Each building contains the Holy Scriptures which correspond to the symbols thereon – the Guru Granth Sahib of the Sikhs, the Ramayana of the Hindus, the Bible and the Koran.  During certain celebrations, these scriptures are recited and worship can be held there as well. Every religion is respected in Kirpal Sagar, but no particular religion is taught.

A marble walkway, called ‘Parkama’ leads around the Sarovar, by the corner buildings.
These are open to all visitors who are invited to discover the commonality between all the different religious traditions. You will find candles, little lamps, or oil lamps everywhere, which point to the inner light. In the Hindu area one rings a bell when entering. While in Christianity one rather knows the church tower bells, in addition, the bells of the altar boys from the worship services – both are references to the inner sound.

Overall, the symbolism of this place is reminiscent of the purpose of life. Sarovar means “ocean”, and so the Sarovar stands for the ocean of life which man has to cross in order to reach his eternal home. The building in the centre has the shape of a ship and is a symbol of Naam or the Word – the power of God – through which the soul safely crosses the sea. The building can only be reached by the bridge; and points an indication of the inner path, which is the same for everyone.

The Sarovar is a place of contemplation and meditation. Each foundation stone was laid with a prayer. The construction was carried out with full devotion, all work began with meditation, and great care was taken to preserve this atmosphere. In this way, one is already surrounded by peace and tranquility as soon as entering the place. There is something very special about walking along the Parkama, with the view of the sometimes smooth, sometimes wind rippled water surface, in which the symbols are reflected.

Next to the large Sarovar there is a smaller, rectangular water basin where believers are permitted to take a bath according to their religion, as is the custom in many holy places.