Yogi Says No To Eggs, Meat & Alcohol At Vrindavan And Barsana. Know Why?

| October 28 , 2017 , 13:36 IST

Many accusing fingers were pointed at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath due to his Hindutva promoting decisions but his latest one takes the cake. Apparently, the usage of eggs, non-vegetarian food and alcohol have been banned from the pilgrimage sites of the state.

Paying heed to many requests by devotees, the UP government finally added Vrindavan and Barsana to the pilgrimage site list, following which the decision of banning the consumption of several food items was announced on Friday.

In an officially released statement, the government stated, “Vrindavan area in Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and his elder brother Balram and is a world-famous site. Barsana is Radha's birthplace.”

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The statement added, “Lakhs of tourists visit these places to pay obeisance. Keeping in mind their importance and in view of tourism, these are declared as holy pilgrimage places.”

Given the global reflection of India as the land of Gods, Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has decided to pay special attention to the development of these holy places as well as enhancing the facilities for locals and tourists.

Falling in the Mathura district, both Vrindavan and Barsana will get their temples renovated and sewage system treated. A Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam was recently constituted to serve the purpose.

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The minister of religious activities, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary stated that the Central has already sanctioned the funds of Rs 350 crore for setting up a sewage treatment and laying a sewage line in the two temple towns.

Narayan said, “After urban local bodies polls, work on making a rope-way would begin in Barsana.” He added, “Plans are afoot to renovate old temples in Vrindavan and Barsana and upgrade its local body to a municipal corporation.”

While Vrindavan alone has over 5,000 temples, the state plans to develop all religious places in Uttar Pradesh to turn them into enticing tourist attractions.