2 Suffocate To Death In Mathura Temple Amid Janmashtami Rush

Devotees visited Krishna temples across the country to participate in the midnight celebrations on the occasion of Janmashtami.

New Delhi: At least two individuals passed on due to congestion during Janmashtami celebrations at a temple in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, the police said today.
The incident took place during midnight celebrations at Banke Bihari temple, police officials added.

“On the auspicious occasion of janmashtami, there was a sudden surge in the number of devotees. During Aarti people rushed to the complex and this resulted into overcrowding. This is the point at which the two fans – a lady and a man – passed on because of suffocation,” Abhishek Yadav, a senior cop in Mathura Six individuals likewise endured wounds and are being treated at an emergency clinic, he added.

Mathura is viewed as the origin of Lord Krishna.

Prior, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Krishna Janmabhoomi sanctuary in Mathura and emphasized his obligation to safeguard and advance the profound and social legacy of the state.

“Paritranaya Sadhunam Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam’, the lessons of Lord Shri Krishna, motivates our considerations, our activities and our vision,” he said.

“Ruler Krishna showed up on this planet around a long time back from today and his ‘leelas’ are commended in all aspects of the nation and the world even today,” Yogi Adityanath said.

In Mathura, fans were seen moving to the tunes of “Rabbit Rama Hera Krishna”. The energy is very comparable in Krishna sanctuaries the nation over.

According to folklore, the introduction of Lord Krishna occurred at 12 PM. Unique Prasada is circulated after the 12 PM ceremonies on Janmashtami.