Preserving the Sanctity of Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple: Urgent Measures Required”
Uttarakhand’s Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) has recently communicated with the Shri Kedarnath Dham Police, urging them to maintain a vigilant watch over the vicinity surrounding the revered Temple. The committee’s objective is to prevent any recurrence of untoward incidents that may arise due to the creation and dissemination of YouTube shorts, videos, or Instagram reels. They have called for appropriate action against individuals involved in such activities.
In a bid to safeguard the sanctity and solemnity of the spiritual site, the BKTC has emphasized the need for strict monitoring. Recognizing the potential influence of social media platforms, particularly YouTube and Instagram, the committee seeks to address the growing trend of individuals recording and sharing content from the temple premises.
The BKTC has urged the Shri Kedarnath Dham Police to take necessary measures to curb the production and dissemination of such videos, shorts, and reels. By doing so, they aim to prevent any inappropriate behavior, disrespectful acts, or violations of the temple’s sanctity from being recorded and circulated online.
BKTC Calls for Strict Monitoring and Action Against YouTube/Instagram Content”
The committee’s letter highlights the importance of preserving the tranquility and reverence of the temple, which holds immense religious significance for millions of devotees. By curbing the creation of digital content within the temple premises, they seek to maintain a serene environment conducive to prayer, reflection, and spiritual connection.
It is worth noting that the BKTC’s request to the Shri Kedarnath Dham Police is a proactive step toward upholding the sanctity of the holy site. Their efforts align with the broader goal of ensuring that visitors and pilgrims can engage in peaceful worship without any disturbances arising from the misuse of digital platforms.
The committee’s appeal serves as a reminder that responsible use of social media platforms is crucial, especially when it comes to sacred spaces and religious sites. Respecting the sanctity of these places helps to preserve their cultural and spiritual significance for future generations.
Uttarakhand | Shri Badarinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) writes to Shri Kedarnath Dham Police, asking them to keep strictly monitor the area around the Temple and take action against those making YouTube shorts/videos/Instagram reels to ensure any such incident is not… pic.twitter.com/x7plfnn5bm— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) July 6, 2023