The unprecedented move comes in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic
Mudiya Purnima Giriraj Parikrama and Mela Cancelled
2020-06-13 (VT): Govardhan’s historic Mudiya Purnima Mela
and Parikrama have been cancelled in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus
Pandemic. The unprecedented decision was taken in agreement with the saints of
Mudiya Purnima which is
biggest religious gathering in the state of Uttar Pradesh was
scheduled on July 5 (Guru Purnima) this year. Every year millions of devotees
gather in Govardhan to celebrate the occasion. Many of them follow the 500-year-old
tradition of shaving their heads that started with Sanatan Goswami’s
disappearance in 1558.
SDM Rahul Yadav met
with the Mudiya saints in
charge of Mudiya Shobhayatra. CO Jitendara Kumar,
Mudiya saint Gopal Das, Vishambar Das, Panchayat Secretary Khemchand Sharma,
District Minister Lakshman Thakur, and Lekhpal Gauri Shankar were in attendance
along with many prominent members from the business community, including Sanju
Lal – the secretary of trade body.
During the discussion
the attendeess gave their suggestions in writing for the drafting of an action
plan to manage the cancellation of the event. The report will be submitted to
the higher-ups in the administration.