Published on: November 7, 2022
Carbon neutral pilgrimage centres
Carbon neutral pilgrimage centres
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Chimoio Mathura-Vrindavan, one of India’s largest pilgrimage centres, aims to become a “net zero carbon emission” tourist destination by 2041
- How? tourist vehicles will be banned from the entire Braj region, which includes famous pilgrim centres such as Vrindavan and Krishna Janmabhoomi.
- All water bodies and 24 forests in the area will also be revived
- the plan divides the entire Mathura-Vrindavan region into four clusters, each containing two of the eight key cities.
- The idea is to form small circuits called Parikrama Paths which the pilgrim can undertake either on foot or using electric vehicles
- Tourists would park their vehicles outside the cities and use only electric vehicles such as e-rickshaws and mini-buses to travel within these small circuits.
- The plan envisages three to five charging points for electric vehicles in Mathura and Vrindavan and two each in other key towns.
- Some of the Paths being planned are in Govardhan, Gokul, Barsana and Vrindavan, all places deeply associated with Krishna devotion
How to attain the carbon neutral status ?
- To attain a net zero carbon emission status, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to as close to zero as possible, with any remaining emissions re-absorbed from the atmosphere, by oceans and forests .
- It is a city and the administrative headquarters of Mathura district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
- Mathura an economic hub, located at the junction of important caravan routes.
- In Hinduism, Mathura is birthplace of Krishna, which is located at the Krishna Janmasthan Temple Complex
- It as been chosen as one of the heritage cities for the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India
- The Mathura Museum is notable for archaeological artefacts, especially those from the Kushan and Gupta empires.
- Kankali Tila brought forth many treasures of Jain art.
- The archaeological findings testify the existence of two Jain temples and stupas. Numerous Jain sculptures, Ayagapatas (tablet of homage),pillars, crossbeams and lintels were found during archaeological excavations.
- It is a historical city in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India.
- Vrindavan is located in the Braj Bhoomi region and holds religious importance in Hinduism as god Krishna spent most of his childhood days in this city.
- It is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavism tradition.
- Vrindavan is a significant part of the “Krishna pilgrimage circuit” which also includes Mathura, Barsana, Gokul, Govardhan, Kurukshetra, Dwarka and Puri
- The essence of Vrindavan was lost over time until the 16th century, when it was rediscovered by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
- Vrindavan is also known as the “city of widows” due to the large number of widows who move into the town and surrounding area after losing their husbands.
One thought on “Carbon neutral pilgrimage centres”
Simply cut the tourist propaganda back, and solve all Vrindāvan problems. Sri Caitanya Mahāprabhu recommended one visit Vrindavan not in a huge group or crowd as a tourist. No. There should be a singular and sacred desire only, and no tinge of business or profit motive in the abode of Lord Sri Kṛṣṇa. Do your research at the library of literature that is available without cost : vedabase.io