Vindhyachal to go online soon

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Mirzapur, Aug 24 (UNI) Keeping pace with the modern age, goddess Vindhyavasin's ''darshan'' would soon be available on internet.

With the aim of providing hassle free ''darshan'' to the devotees worldwide, Uttar Pradesh Minister for religious affairs Rajesh Tripathi has announced to take the goddess online.

Mr Tripathi was here for a meeting with the Vindh Vikas Parishad officials for the development of the ''Vindhyachal Shaktipeeth'' The minister said proper security arrangements should be made for the protection of the ''dham'' from terrorists. Sending the goddess online would not only benefit the devotees, but also help in publicising the Shaktipeeth, which would welcome more tourists from all over the world.

Expressing concern over the pollution in river Ganga, he said an ''agni kund'' would be made, where flowers and garlands offered to the goddess would be burnt and ''bhabhut'' (ash or the remains) be given to the devotees as ''prashad''.

This would help in keeping the sacred river clean without hurting the religious sentiments of people. It is noted that tonnes of flowers and other items were immersed in the river after offering prayers to goddess Vindhvasini.

The minister further directed the authorities to issue identity cards to the purohit at the ''dham''.

Besides, the minister also inspected the security arrangements at the premises and assured to initiate security cover like that in Kashi Vishwanath temple.

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