International Journal of Commerce and Management Research

International Journal of Commerce and Management Research






ISSN: 2455-1627


International Journal of Commerce and Management Research
International Journal of Commerce and Management Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)

Teertha Yatra: A sacred journey for senior citizens sponsored by ‘Madhya Pradesh Mukhyamantri Teertha Darshan Yojna’ with special reference to Sidhi District


Pramod Kumar Singh, Anurag Singh Parihar, Sachin Kumar Singh

In recent years, Teerth Yatra (sacred journey) has become very popular among devotees. Teerth Yatra to scared place constitutes an important component of religious tourism and has contributed effectively to the growth and development of the place. Every year around seven million pilgrims visit the different sacred places in India which is influencing the socio-economic environment of the region. This study is throwing light on the Socio-economic impact of the pilgrimage tourism. The study is based on the methodology adopted for estimation of social impact of teerth yatra. It also explain and supports the idea that the socio-economic impacts of religious tourism should not be neglected or underestimated, although religious institutions have traditionally attempted to downplay this in the past. Additionally, the religion and tourism have much in common. In the modern world it is hard to ignore the impression that in most places of pilgrimage the profane impacts of tourism are just as important if not more so than the religious. The Govt. of Madhya Pradesh has implemented Mukhyamantri Teerth-Darshan Yojna to help the poor to fulfill their long-cherished desire of pilgrimage, because elderly people have not taken to the place of pilgrimage due to lack of money and their old age their wish remains unfulfilled. So, those people fulfill the aspiration of wish through the Teerth Darshan Scheme. Keeping the view in mind the present paper is an attempt to review the theoretical support of Teerth Darshan scheme.
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