Vrindavan, 2017.11.02 (VT): The Vice President of the Braj Tirth Vikash Parishad Shri Shailjakant Mishra inspected the ancient temple of Vanshivat on Wedesday. The temple is on the Parishad’s list of holy places slated for renovation and development.
The word vat means a banyan tree and vanshi is a type of flute. Thus Vanshivat is the sacred tree where Shri Krishna played his flute to call the gopis for the Maha Raas, which is described in ancient scriptures like Shrimad Bhagavatam. The name Vanshivat also applies to the area around the tree and the temple there. Vanshivat is located in the Dheer Sameer neighborhood of Vrindavan, near the ancient temple of Gopeshwar Mahadev.
Allaying the fears of locals, Mishra ensured that no new construction would occur on the premises and that the ancient architecture would not be tampered with. Beautification would be done in a thoughtful way, he said, in order to attract more visitors to the temple.
Upon the request of the temple’s mahant, Shri Siyaram Dasji, Mishra instructed the SDM to remove all illegal encroachments on the property. Any garbage will be cleaned and polythene will be banned from the temple premesis.
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