Kashi Vishwanath Temple darshan scheme challenged in Allahabad High Court
Introduced in 2018, the Sugam Darshan System, which allows anyone to become a VIP by paying a certain amount for darshan purposes at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, has been challenged in the Allahabad High Court.
The petition was brought to the High Court by law student Gajendra Singh Yadav. According to the statement, the official website of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust shows that Sugam Darshan costs Rs 300, Rudrabhishek Arti Rs 4,5057,100, Bhog Rs 180,700, Rs 3,000, Shringari Rs 5,000 and Lakhbilwarchana costs Rs 8,660
The petitioner also costs Rs. He has Most of the time the barricades around Shiv Linga in the temple were in question. He claimed that because of these barricades, the devotees were forced to pour water, milk and other offerings only from above the Shiv Linga without touching it.
The petitioner further claims that Sparsh Darshan is of greater importance in worshiping or offering Lord Shiva and is also classified as a right to religion under Articles 25 and 26 of the Indian Constitution. Shops within the temple boundaries sell milk and candy at much higher prices, such as rupee 28 milk for 5060 rupees and candy for 400 rupees per kg instead of 280 rupees per kg outside.
The petitioner argued that this again discriminated against other devotees while claiming that known persons or relatives of persons who are part of the above trust or temple receive special treatment by allowing them to perform out of turn darshan to go. stresses that this service should be free for disabled people as similar facilities for disabled people / divyangs are provided in all government or public buildings, offices and institutions etc.