Kanpur: A day before Krishna Janmashtami, the Railway Police (RPF) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh were accused of forcefully collecting donations of Rs 2,100 from vendors in the name of Janmashtami celebrations. According to a report by India Today, a receipt of Rs 2,100 is deducted from vendors working at Kanpur Central Railway Station.Read also – Delhi, discover the theatrical Krishna this Janamashtami! Check dates, time and tickets for the dance drama here
The donation slip bears the stamp of Shri Krishna Janmashtami RPF Barrack Jhakarkati Kanpur. Vendors at the station also alleged that the RPF extorts donations in the name of God. An investigation has been ordered into the matter now. Read also – Janmashtami 2022 Date: When is Krishna Janmashtami? Is it August 18 or 19? Know Shubh Muhurat and other details inside
However, it is said that the General Manager of Railways, General Manager of Northern Central Railway (GMNCR), Divisional Director of Railways (DRM) and senior officials of CTM and RPF have been briefed of fundraising. Also Read – Mathura To Dwarka: Time For Janmashtmi Celebration In Different Places Of India
“The case has been reported by the authorities. The tweeted message to the RPF was transmitted. The case is under review,” said CTM Deputy Ashutosh Singh.
Krishna Janmashtami is one of the most famous festivals in India. It is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The biggest celebration of this festival takes place in the cities of Mathura and Vrindavan, where Krishna is said to have been born and spent his time growing up.
This year there is some confusion regarding the date and times of Krishna Janmashtami, whether it will be celebrated on Thursday August 18 or Friday August 19, 2022.
According to the Vedic Panchang, Ashtami Tithi will start from 9:21 p.m. on August 18 and end at 10:59 p.m. on August 19, 2022, so it will be celebrated on both days while Nishith Puja time starts from 12:02 a.m. on August 18 and ends at 12:48 p.m. the same day.