Barsana 2016.06.25 (VT): The celebration for the upcoming deities’ appearance day a the Shriji temple in Barsana has been cancelled due to protests from the surrounding villages. The villagers are also planning to go to high court alleging the organising committee of the temple is trying to mock bhajan evening, public lunch and old traditions. Though there has been no response from the committee yet.
Sewayat Goswami Maya Devi wrote a letter to temple receiver Dr. Krishna Murari Goswami about the protest of the villagers. In the letter she has refused to have any information from the organising committee in relation to the celebrations on July 6th, which is the deities’ appearance day at Barsana. She also said that the temple committee won’t be responsible for any mishaps during the celebration, if such occurs because of the organisers. Dr. Murari in turn replied that sewayats will be responsible for the mishaps, if any.
Ex-chairman of the temple committee, Sanjay Goswami said that the current committee is overlooking the old traditions and is trying to mock them. It’s because if these reasons they will go to the court along with the villagers to get a stay order on any celebration on the appearance day. Sub – Divisional Magistrate Govardhan Anjani Kumar Singh also said that the traditions will be maintained and that no one will be allowed to mock them. He said that the Police team at the Barsane region has already been informed to keep check on everything till July 6th.
Protest from Goswami Gurugaddi
The Goswami from Brajacharya Peeth has also shown their protest against the celebrations on Radha Rani’s deity appearance day at Shriji temple Barsana. Goswami Ghanshyam Raj Bhatt said that the planned celebrations are against the regular traditions being followed from ages. He said that a team will go and meet the district magistrate to show their protest against the rule breaking at the temple.
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