Deity of Brahmand Bihari stolen from Gokul temple

The police investigative squad visited the temple with fingerprint experts have collected evidences. Station House Officer (SHO) Shrish Chand said that the thieves were yet to be identified.

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The Ashtadhatu (Octo-alloy) deity of Thakur Shri Brahmand Bihari has been stolen from the Temple at Brahmand Ghat in Gokul on Thursday night. The thieves broke open the locks of the temple and fled with the deity and expensive ornaments.

The incident came to light on Friday early morning when the priest came to the temple for performing seva and saw the locks of the gate broken with the ornaments as well as cash from the donation vault missing.

Temple head priest Shri Ram Sharan Das locked the door of the temple after ‘Shayan Aarati’ and went to his room on the night of the incident. He woke till 1 am and then went to sleep. When priest’s son went to the temple for the morning seva at 3.45 am, he was shocked to see the back gate from the parikrama side of the temple was open and the presiding deity of Brahmand Bihari was missing. He informed his father immediately about the theft.

According to the priest,  a silver umbrella, Five silver mukuts, flute, one golden mukut, one achmani lota, four golden earring, silver stick (lakut) weight 200 gm, Rupees Forty thousand cash, broken mukut etc. were stolen from the temple.  The deity was taller than twelve inches having weight of 1.25 kg. The thieves even carried the broken locks with them.

The police investigative squad visited the temple with fingerprint experts have collected evidences. Station House Officer (SHO)  Shrish Chand said that the thieves were yet to be identified.

About Brahmand Ghat: Shri Krishna performed His Lila of showing the universe inside his mouth.  According to the religious texts, once the cowherd boys came to mother Yashoda complaining Krishna was eating mud. Mother reached to Krishna, and enquired if He ate mud. On asking Krishna denied that he had not eaten mud. Mother asked Krishna to open His mouth, but she was stunned to see the sight of the entire universe revolving inside Krishna’s mouth. After having the view of such sight inside the mouth of Krishna she lost her senses. A temple of Brahmand Bihari was built on the bank of Yamuna commemorating this divine pastime named as Brahmand Bihari temple.

 

 

 

 

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