Devotee Faints at Bankey Bihari Temple


Agra Another devout woman fainted near the entrance to the Sri Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan on Sunday. She received first aid and was taken to hospital from where she was later discharged.

Mamta Pandey, 32, who came with family members from Ballabhgarh town in Haryana, passed out near the stairs of the temple entrance.

“The devotee was heading towards the entrance. She passed out and the cops and guards present at the scene rushed to her aid. Primary medical care was given to him at the temple compound,” said Suraj Prakash Sharma, an official at Vrindavan Kotwali Police Station.

“She was then taken to the Ram Krishna Mission Hospital where she recovered and was discharged later that day. The female devotee had not entered the temple premises but was moving around the way leading to the entrance of the temple,” Sharma said.

As a reminder, two worshipers were suffocated to death during the “mangla aarti” on the night of Janmashtmi (August 19) and an investigation has been ordered by the state government. A committee was formed and retired DGP Sulkhan Singh, heading the investigation, had reached Vrindavan along with Aligarh Division Commissioner Gaurav Dayal.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State Cabinet and Member of Parliament for Mant Assembly Headquarters in Mathura, Laxmi Narain Chaudhary, had raised the idea of ​​linking the Sri Bankey Bihari temple complex to the Yamuna River which flows past the city ​​of Vrindavan and a complex to be developed on the model of the Kashi Vishwanath corridor. in Varanasi.

Of note, the Sri Bankey Bihari Temple is very popular and the influx of devotees increases dramatically on weekends when entry of vehicles, mainly from the National Capital Region, is prohibited.

Former Additional Chief Secretary (House) Avanish Awasthi came with Principal Secretary (Tourism) Mukesh Meshram on Friday and streamlining crowd management was on the agenda of the informal meeting held at the Tourism Facilitation Center (TFC) in Vrindavan. The state government is believed to file an action plan with the Allahabad High Court on crowd management at Bankey Bihari Temple on September 13, according to official sources.

Earlier on Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak also visited Bankey Bihari Temple and offered prayers.


    Hemendra Chaturvedi is based in Agra as a Senior Correspondent, covering Agra Districts and Aligarh Division in Western Uttar Pradesh. He has been with HT since 1992 and has completed 25 years of association with HT.
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