Pics: Yogi Adityanath Visits Krishna Janmabhoomi In Mathura On Janmashtami

Janmashtami: Yogi Adityanath reiterated his commitment to preserve and promote the spiritual and cultural heritage of the state, said an official statement.

Pics: Yogi Adityanath Visits Krishna Janmabhoomi In Mathura On Janmashtami

Yogi Adityanath offers flowers to the portrait of Lord Krishna in Mathura.

Lucknow:

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura on the occasion of Janmashtami on Friday.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, reiterated his commitment to preserve and promote the spiritual and cultural heritage of the state, said an official statement.

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"'Paritranaya Sadhunam Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam', the teachings of Lord Shri Krishna, inspires our thoughts, our actions and our vision," Yogi Adityanath said.

On Krishna Janmashtami, in the presence of revered saints who came to the 'Braj Bhoomi' from different states, the Chief Minister also paid his respects to the 'Sanatan' tradition. He pointed out that some civilisations are 2,700 years old, some are 1,400, 1700 or 2,000 years old, while, Sanatan Sabhyata has been in existence since time immemorial, the statement said.

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"Lord Krishna arrived on this earth about 5,000 years ago from today and his 'leelas' are celebrated in every part of the country and the world even today," Yogi Adityanath said.

Today, with the blessings of Banke Bihari Lal ji, through the Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad, efforts are being made to keep the ancient cultural and spiritual heritage intact, said the Chief Minister.

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Paying respects to the saints present, the Chief Minister recalled the successful holding of the 'Vaishnav Kumbh' in Vrindavan, and also referred to the efforts made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give recognition to India's great traditions and practices like 'Yoga'.

On the occasion of Janmashtami, Yogi Adityanath, along with the saints, inaugurated the double-storey 'Annapurna Bhawan' developed by the Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad and Mangalam Parivar Trust in Vrindavan and the Chief Minister himself received the 'prasad' after distributing it among devotees.

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Moreover, Yogi Adityanath said that the devotion of the pilgrims during the holy month of 'Savan' was seen in Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple and that with the completion of the construction of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya, the citizens of the country will be filled with absolute pride.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also flagged off electric buses, the statement said.

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