Varanasi Police to Serve as Devotional Guides at Kashi Vishwanath Dham

Kashi Vishwanath Dham

Varanasi: In an unprecedented move, the Varanasi Police Force is set to adopt a new role as spiritual guides for the throngs of devotees visiting the revered Kashi Vishwanath Dham. This initiative, the first of its kind, aims to enhance the devotional experience by providing visitors with knowledgeable and courteous guidance amidst the sacred ghats and temples of Varanasi.

Police Commissioner Mohit Aggarwal has spearheaded this innovative approach, mandating a comprehensive training program for all police personnel. The curriculum is designed to imbue officers with a deep understanding of the ‘no touch policy’, ensuring respectful interactions, and imparting detailed knowledge of the city’s significant spiritual landmarks.

The influx of devotees, numbering in the lakhs, has prompted this novel strategy to ensure a seamless and enriching pilgrimage. Officers will undergo a rigorous three-day training course, equipping them with the skills necessary to address the needs of the faithful effectively. Their duties will extend beyond security, as they will also serve as custodians of local wisdom, ready to assist and enlighten visitors on the rich tapestry of Kashi’s heritage.

A specialized protocol has also been established for the sanctum sanctorum of Baba Vishwanath. To manage the dense crowds and ensure that each devotee can partake in the darshan of the Shivalinga, a discreet team of uniformed and plainclothes officers will be stationed strategically. Their presence will guide the devotees’ gaze towards the divine, facilitating a moment of spiritual communion amidst the bustling environs.

Kashi Vishwanath Dham

This thoughtful measure by Police Commissioner Aggarwal reflects a commitment to not only maintain order but to elevate the spiritual journey of each pilgrim. As the city braces for the continued surge of visitors, the Varanasi Police stand ready to embody the roles of both protector and guide, ensuring a peaceful and profound experience for all.