VIRAL: 2 die of suffocation at overcrowded Banke Bihari temple in UP's Mathura amid Janmashtami rush
At least two people died and six were injured due to suffocation at Mathura’s Banke Bihari temple during Janmashtami celebrations.
The visuals of the temple have been showing overcrowding during Mangla Arti at UP’s famous Banke Bihari temple in Mathura. Many overcrowding inside visuals of the temple are doing rounds on social media.
Two people died due to overcrowding during midnight celebrations at Banke Bihari temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura, the police said.
During Mangla Arti at Banke Bihari in UP’s Mathura, one devotee fainted at the exit gate of the temple due to which movement of devotees was restricted. Many suffocated and two people lost their lives due to overcrowding, the SSP Mathura told the reporters.
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The deceased have been identified as Nirmala Devi and Ram Prasad Vishwakarma who were declared dead at the hospital, the police said.
The treatment of injured people is underway at a hospital in Mathura.
Mathura is considered the birthplace of Lord Krishna whose birthday was celebrated across the country with great fervour on Friday with the name of Janmashtami.
Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura and said the teachings of Lord Shri Krishna, inspires thoughts, actions and vision of the BJP government. On the occasion of Janmashtami, the UP CM also repeated his commitment to preserve and promote the spiritual and cultural heritage of the state.
Adityanath also said Lord Krishna arrived on this earth about 5,000 years ago from today and his Leelas are celebrated in every part of the country and the world even today.
Temples across the country were seen lit up with colourful lights and the devotees also participate in the midnight celebrations on the occasion of Janmashtami, a Hindu festival which is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna.
The festival is celebrated by offering prayers to Lord Krishna, with beautifully decorated swings, dance and music performances along with the Dahi Handi competition.
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