Monday, January 11, 2010

‘Govardhan Hill should be world heritage site’

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    • American landscape experts, who are drawing up a conservation plan for Mount Govardhan — significant in Hindu mythology — feel the hill deserves to be recognised as a world heritage site.
      “Goverdhan hill is unique in the world, visited by more than ten million people annually. However, its ecosystem is in a shambles, the water bodies have been destroyed and the green cover almost disappeared,” Amita Sinha of the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US, told IANS.

      Sinha and her team have completed a weeklong study of Goverdhan hill, which Lord Krishna is believed to have lifted on his little finger to protect residents from the wrath of Indra the god of rain.

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