Vrindavan's Bankey Bihari temple shut within two days amid Covid fears

Vrindavan's Bankey Bihari temple shut within two days amid Covid fears

India Today

The cultural and religious traditions of the Braj region are renowned all over the world. The famous Krishna temples of Mathura and Vrindavan attract devotees from all over India as well as from other nations.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these famous temples have remained closed for devotees since March. Only a week back, the temples had reopened, but due to the high number of devotees flocking to catch a glimpse of their deity, authorities at the famous Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan have decided to shut the doors for devotees again.

Sources claimed that temple authorities had to request for an additional police force to control crowds that had arrived from Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.

Vinay Chopra from Delhi, Manjit Singh from Punjab, and Prabhu Wadhwa from Gujarat claimed that through these seven months, they had been praying that the temple doors reopen and now that they have reopened, they are considering themselves blessed to be able to pray here.

A senior police official said that many devotees were not following social distancing norms and were not wearing masks which made it very difficult to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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