Giant Akshayvat tree in Kashi Vishwanath temple complex collapses !

  • Negligence in Kashi Vishwanath corridor work is said to be the reason behind the fall !
  • Mahant organisation demands for strict action against the culprits

Those guilty of such a grave negligence towards the spiritual heritage of Hindus must be brought to justice !

Uprooted akshayvat tree with roots

Varanasi (UP) – The giant Akshayvat tree near ‘Akshayvat Hanuman Temple’ in Kashi Vishwanath temple complex collapsed on 28th April. ‘Akshayvat collapsed due to Kashi Vishwanath temple administration’s negligence’, Varanasi’s Mahant organisation alleged. The tree was located in the upcoming Vishwanath temple corridor area. Demands are being made for strict action against the culprits.

  1. Beautification work was being carried out in this area after written permission from the Mahant organisation and Vishwanath temple administration. The Mahant organisation had instructed them to protect the tree. Authorities too had assured to protect the tree; however, their negligence caused the tree to fall. The Mahant organisation and people in Kashi have expressed anger over the incident. The Mahant organisation told that they will meet CM Yogi Adityanath and lodge complaint regarding the incident.
  2. Prof. Ramnarayan Dwivedi, General Secretary of Kashi Vidwat Parishad (Council of Scholars), demanded strict action against the culprits. He said, ‘On one side we talk about the conservation of oxygen; while on the other side, we keep on destroying ancient things.’

Falling of Akshayvat is deplorable ! – Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati

Falling of Akshayvat is deplorable. Earlier, a peepul tree near east Govindeshwar Mahadev temple was chopped off.

Importance of Akshayvat

There are only three Akshayvats in entire India. They are at Kashi, Gaya and Prayag. Pind Daan is performed under this tree at Gaya, head is shaved in Prayagraj, while in Kashi, there is a legend to offer food to Dandi Swami. There are Hanuman temples at all the three places. Deity Hanuman in Gaya temple is in a seated position, in Prayagraj temple He is in a resting position and in Kashi He is in a standing position.