President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Vrindavan tomorrow

President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 500th year celebrations of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's advent in Vrindavan tomorrow.

Mathura: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 500th year celebrations of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's advent in Vrindavan tomorrow.

He will also visit the Shri Radha Raman Temple.

Security has been beefed up in the area with the deployment of NSG and PAC along with police force.

"Trial landing of the helicopter has been satisfactory, first rehearsal of the fleet has been completed while second is going on," DM Rajesh Kumar said.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would be coming to Vrindavan tomorrow to receive the President Mukherjee, he stated.

While Vrindavan is presenting bridal look, the enthusiasm amongst residents is also tremendous.

"I have never seen such enthusiasm amongst residents of Vrindavan," said Meenakshi Goswami, a local.

Madhu Mangal Shukla, who has been fighting for pollution free Yamuna since long, was also elated.

"The celebration of Panchashati Samaroh of arrival of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Vrindavan 500 years ago would prove relevant if President expresses his commitment for cleaning Yamuna, for the revival of past glory of Vrindaban," he stated.

Bankey Lal Sharma, a retired teacher, was very happy as owing to arrival of President,?the dilapidated roads of Vrindavan are presenting new look.

"So much road construction has been done that even four chairman would not have succeeded to give such a nice look," he commented.

"It is matter of pride for us that President would pay his obeisance to Principal deity of Radha Raman temple tomorrow," Nandan, a youth added.

The program would be organized in Parmeshwari Devi Dhanuka Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Vrindavan.

Mathura MP Hema Malini, Leader of UP Congress Vidhan Mandal party Pradeep Mathur along with other distinguihed guests would also be there.

"A souvenir highlighting Radha Tatwa defined by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu would also be released on the occasion," said Acharya Padma Nabh Goswami, the President of Sri Chaitanya Mahapabhu Braj Vrindavan Aagman Panchshati Mahotsava Samiti.

"When he (Mahapabhu) found that lion and deer were drinking water from the same pool, with lion not behaving violently on deer, he said this land must be Vrindavan as the incident itself conveys the message of love and harmony propagated by Lond Krishna," Goswami said

The credit for Yugal Upasana (duel worship of Radha and Krishna) system goes to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who himself is called Avataar of Radha Krishna.

He also advised his disciples to find out the places where Radha and Krishna played sport.

"In fact credit for re-incarnation of Goverdhan, Radha Kund, Shyam Kund Akrur Ghat etc., goes to Chaitany Mahaprabhu," Goswami added.

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