Initiative by CM Yogi: Changing the name of Mahmudpur village in Mathura, now it will be called Parasauli
Mathura: The name of Mahmudpur village located near Govardhan Tehsil of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh has now been officially changed to 'Parasauli'. This village is famous as the place of work of Mahakavi Surdas. Surdas Braj Rasasthali Vikas Samiti Parasauli Mathura had been demanding to change the name of the village for the last four decades. The revenue department of Uttar Pradesh issued a notification in this regard on 24 March.
On getting a copy of the notification, the secretary of Surdas Smarak Samiti, Haribabu Kaushik said that since 1982, he has demanded all the Chief Ministers of the state for naming the village of Parasauli from Mahmudpur to Parasauli. He said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath started proceedings on this demand in 2018 and a notification was also issued by the Governor on March 24, taking a no-objection certificate from all the relevant departments of the Government of India.
Kaushik told that the name of this village was actually Parsauli due to the birthplace of sage Parashar. After this, after becoming famous as Karmasthali of Mahakavi Surdas, this village became even more important in terms of literature and culture. He said that the misfortune of this village was that during the Mughal period its name was changed to Mahmudpur.