News Desk, Amar Ujala, Lucknow
Published by: Pankaj Srivastava
Updated Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:16 PM IST
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted that in honor of the devotees of Lord Krishna, meat-temple has been banned in Braj.
Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and Vrindavan is his playground. Due to the spiritual and religious importance of Mathura and Vrindavan, lakhs of devotees from all over the country and abroad visit there every year. Both the pilgrimage sites have mythological importance as well as tourism point of view. In view of this, the state government has banned the sale of meat and liquor, declaring 22 wards of Mathura-Vrindavan Municipal Corporation as holy pilgrimage sites.
Braj Teerth Kshetra Vikas Parishad President Shailjakant Mishra said that earlier the government had declared Govardhan, Barsana, Nandgaon, Radhakund, Vrindavan, Gokul and Baldev of Braj region as pilgrimage sites and banned the sale of meat and liquor there. He told that most of the places and temples associated with Lord Krishna and Radharani are in the 22 wards of Mathura-Vrindavan and the seven pilgrimage sites announced earlier. Devotees coming to Mathura-Vrindavan come to these places and stay here. Declaring these wards as pilgrimage sites will facilitate the devotees.
These wards were declared as pilgrimage sites
1. Ghati Bahalrai, 2. Govind Nagar, 3. Mandi Ramdas, 4. Chaubiapada, 5. Dwarkapuri, 6. Navneet Nagar, 7. Vankhandi, 8.Bharatpurgate, 9. Arjunpura, 10. Hanuman Tila, 11. Jagannathpuri, 12. . Gaughat, 13. Manoharpura, 14. Bairagpura, 15. Radhanagar, 16. Badrinagar, 17. College Colony, 18. Krishna Nagar I, 19. Krishna Nagar II, 20. Coal Gali, 21. Dampier Nagar and 22. Jai Singh Pura .