Mathura:Mahmudpur village renamed to Parasauli

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Mathura, Apr 8 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government has renamed Mathura’s Mahmudpur village as Parasauli, an official said on Thursday.

Confirming it, District Magistrate Navneet Singh Chahal said a gazette notification has been issued, renaming the village in Goverdhan tehsil.

The village is associated with Bhakti saint Surdas, who had spent over seven decades here, an office-bearer of Surdas Braj Ras Sthali Vikas Samiti said here, adding that they have been demanding a change in the name since 1982.

Narrating the history of the village, another office-bearer of the Samiti said the village was named Parasauli as noted sage Parashar was born here.

Lord Krishna and his divine consort Radha took part in a 'Raslila' for uninterrupted six months in the Chandra Sarovar area of the village, the office-bearer added. PTI CORR RDK RDK RDK