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The Dandupur railway station situated between Pratapgarh and Badshahpur on the Lucknow-Varanasi rail section will now be named ‘Maa Barahi Devi Dham’. The Yogi government has approved this.
- The ancient temple of Maa Barahi Devi is close to the station
- There was a demand to change the name of this station for a long time
Dandupur railway station situated between Pratapgarh and Badshahpur on the Lucknow-Varanasi rail section in Uttar Pradesh will now be named ‘Maa Barahi Devi Dham’. In this regard, the consent of the Central Government has been received, while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also given a green signal to change the name. After the approval of the Chief Minister, now notification regarding name change will be issued soon. On Thursday, the Chief Minister’s office has given this information through social media.
The demand to change the name of this railway station located in Raniganj Tehsil Headquarters of Pratapgarh was going on for a long time. It is now being named ‘Maa Barahi Devi Dham’ in order to pledge to give special recognition to local religious and spiritual sites while respecting public aspirations. Many trains including express and passenger stop at Dandupur station. Here Kashi Vishwanath Express, Rae Bareli-Jaunpur Express, Lucknow-Varanasi Intercity and PV trains coming from Delhi to Varanasi are halted.
Maa Barahi Devi’s temple is close to the station
There is a temple of Maa Barahi Devi on the high mound in Parasrampur village, about 6 km from the station. A large number of people come to see here and a fair is also organized. Earlier, it was announced to change the name of Manduwadih railway station in the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to now be Banaras Junction. The proposal related to this has been approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs.