Bangladesh has redecorated two Hindu temples within the nation’s southwest forward of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day go to throughout which he’ll supply prayers there and attend the grand celebrations of the golden jubilee of the nation’s independence and the start centenary of Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
During his two-day go to, Modi is scheduled to go to the Jeshoreshwari and Orkandi temples in southwestern Shatkhira and Gopalganj on Saturday.
“We have made all preparations to welcome him at this historic temple We expect him to pray for millions of people of both India and Bangladesh”, Dilip Mukherjee, the priest of the Jeshoreshwari Kali Mandir – an historical Hindu shrine positioned in Ishwaripur village in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira, which now borders West Bengal, as quoted by IANS.
Why is PM Modi visiting the Jeshoreshwari temple?
According to Hindu mythology, the Jeshoreshwari temple is likely one of the 51 Shakti Peeths, scattered throughout India and neighbouring nations.
n the final day of his go to, the Indian premier will fly off to Ishwaripur village and supply puja on the temple, which is believed to have been constructed by a Brahman named Anari within the latter a part of 12th century.
He created a 100-door temple for the Jashoreshwari Peeth (shrine) and later it was renovated by Lakshman Sen within the 13th century and at last Raja Pratapaditya rebuilt the temple within the 16th century.
The temple is likely one of the 51 Shakti Peeths, as per the Hindu mythology, scattered throughout India and neighbouring nations with six in Bangladesh. These are vital shrines and pilgrimage locations in Shaktism, the goddess-focused Hindu custom.
According to Hindu mythology, of the 51 Peeths, the temple at Ishwaripur is the place the place the palms and soles of ft of Goddess Sati fell and the goddess resides there within the type of Devi Jashoreshwari and Lord Shiva seems as Chanda.
The story behind the Shakti Peeth is that after the self-immolation of Goddess Sati, her husband Shiva picked up her stays and carried out the celestial dance of destruction.
Vishnu, in an try and cease this destruction, used the Sudarshna chakra on Sati’s corpse, inflicting her physique to tear aside and fall in several spots internationally. Each of the spots the place part of her physique fell is known as a Shakti Peeth, in line with Hindu mythology.
Records counsel a Hindu king arrange the temple within the 16th century.
Ahead of his go to to Bangladesh, Modi stated on Thursday that he appears to be like ahead to providing prayers to Goddess Kali on the historical Jashoreshwari Kali Temple.
PM Modi’s go to to Orakandi temple
Prime Minister Modi will go to the second temple in Gopalganj’s Orakandi, the abode of a whole bunch of Hindu Matua neighborhood, numerous whom are residents of West Bengal.
Modi stated he’s trying ahead to his interplay with representatives of the Matua neighborhood at Orakandi, from the place Sri Sri Harichand Thakur disseminated his pious message.
“According to the schedule, Prime Minister Modi will exchange views with a delegation of 300 Matua community members after offering ‘puja’ at Harichand-Gurichand Temple,” caretaker of the temple, Padmanav Thakur, informed PTI.
“We will welcome him with ‘Dhaak, Shankh, Ulu’ in line with our rituals,” he added.
Historians stated the temple was raised within the 12th century at Orakandi, the birthplace of Hindu mystic figures and the Matua neighborhood’s non secular guru Harichand Thakur.
Matuas, who’re part of the namasudra neighborhood, have a big presence in Bengal’s North 24-Parganas and Nadia districts. According to analysts, they will impression the result in 32-33 of the overall 50 meeting seats (17 in Nadia and in 33 in North 24-Parganas) there.
The assist of Matuas is taken into account an element behind the BJP’s spectacular exhibiting within the 2019 nationwide elections in Bengal, the place it will definitely gained 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats.
Hindu refugees from Bangladesh, a big part of the Matuas has backed the BJP-led authorities on the Centre over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA,) which fast-tracks citizenship of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Christians, and Parsis who’ve arrived in India from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh earlier than 2015. The BJP has promised to implement the controversial regulation, opposed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, instantly after coming to energy in Bengal
The final time when Prime Minister Modi visited Bangladesh in 2015, he supplied puja at Dhakeshwari temple within the nationwide capital.