West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited a series of Hindu holy places north of Kolkata on Monday, 12 February.
The Trinamool Congress supremo offered prayers at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple at Mayapur where she interacted with the priests and monks devoted to the service of Lord Krishna.
She said that ISKCON has sought the state government’s help in establishing a world tourism circuit at Mayapur, which is located 136 km from Kolkata in Nadia district of West Bengal.
“This will definitely be a new landmark in the religious tourism destination not only in the state and the country, but also in the whole world. It is indeed a wonderful experience for me,” Banerjee wrote on her official Twitter handle while assuring that her government will help in the project.
Banerjee also visited Chaitanya Math and Chand Kazi Mazar on her way to Krishnanagar, the district headquarters of Nadia.
Headquartered in Mayapur, ISKCON is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organisation founded in 1966 in New York City, the US.