Mathura, 10 September: The Yogi government of the Uttar Pradesh on Friday has declared ten square km area of Shri Krishna’s birthplace as a ‘Place of Pilgrimage’, now liquor and meat will not be sold and these include 22 wards of Mathura.
Whereby, there is a wave of happiness among the saints and people of Braj regarding this decision of the Chief Minister.
The Yogi government has taken this decision in respect of the faith of lakhs of devotees who visit the Braj region every year, this information was given by tweeting on Friday from the Twitter account of the Chief Minister’s Office.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had come to Mathura on Shri Krishna Janmashtami. He had paid obeisance to Thakurji at Shri Krishna’s birthplace. During this, he had announced a ban on the sale of meat and liquor in Mathura according to the wishes of the saints.
The Chief Minister had said that those who used to ignore the Hindu festival till now. They used to shy away from going to the temple, they too have now started saying that Ram is also ours and Krishna is also ours.
He said that to revive the cultural and spiritual glory of Mathura, people engaged in the business of liquor and meat can start selling milk. The demand to declare Mathura as a pilgrimage site was constantly being raised.
Keeping this in mind, the Yogi government has declared an area of 10 sq km as a pilgrimage site, keeping Shri Krishna’s birth place at the center in Mathura-Vrindavan.
It consists of a total of 22 wards of the Municipal Corporation. The saints and people of Braj have expressed joy over the decision of the Yogi government.
On the other hand, after the declaration of pilgrimage area, in the evening in the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi campus, the Secretary of the Janmasthan Samiti Institute, Kapil Sharma, Officer on Special Duty, Vijay Bahadur Singh, Nandkishore Gusain of Janmasthan Vyapar Mandal, Mangilal Upreti and pilgrims have expressed happiness.