A fine of Rs 1.40 lakh was imposed on a priest of the famous Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan after he allegedly allowed some visitors to carry out pooja in the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine against the rule, temple authorities said.
Vrindavan is the region where, according to the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. But the place is not yet considered as a holy place in government papers. So when will Vrindavan become a holy place?
A reward of Rs one lakh has been announced for disclosing whereabouts of the robbers who looted Rs 30 lakh cash at gun-point from a nationalised bank's branch in Vrindavan area of the district, police said on Monday.
Local officials in the sprawling Braj region, visited by millions of Hindus for its association with the life of Lord Krishna, have been told to ensure cleanliness in the vicinity of major temples and pilgrim spots.
The holy town of Vrindavan should strive to become the world center for spiritual enlightenment, President Pranab Mukherjee said today after performing a special "puja" for the construction of the world tallest Shri Krishna temple here.
President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vrindavan on Sunday to lay the foundation stone for building Lord Krishna's 'Chandrodaya' temple, which is planned to be thrice the height of 72.5 metre-high Qutub Minar.
President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vrindavan on Sunday to lay the foundation stone for building Lord Krishna's 'Chandrodaya' temple, which is expected to be thrice as the height of 72.5 metre-high Qutub Minar.
To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists.
An activist here has lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Environment and Forests to book those responsible for hiring langurs to shoo away rhesus monkeys here ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee's visit on November 16.
The widows of Vrindavan today lit hundreds of earthen lamps at the banks of Yamuna as they today began their three-day Diwali celebrations through which they intend to spread awareness about the need for the river's cleanliness.