- PM Modi was seen sitting on the ground within the temple and providing prayers
- “I thank the Bangladesh government for making this possible,” he mentioned
- The temple is a well-liked vacation spot for devotees in Bangladesh, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday supplied prayers on the centuries-old Jeshoreshwari Kali temple in Shatkhira district of Bangladesh on the second day of his go to to the nation.
The temple, positioned at a village known as Ishwaripur bordering India, is a well-liked vacation spot for devotees on each side of the border.
PM Modi obtained a conventional welcome on the temple, the place he was seen sitting on the ground and providing prayers. He additionally positioned a “hand-made Mukut (crown)” on the Goddess, which is manufactured from silver with gold plating and was crafted over three weeks by a conventional artisan, in line with the Ministry of External Affairs.
PM @narendramodi locations handcrafted Mukut on Ma Kali.
Mukut manufactured from silver with gold plating. Hand revamped three weeks by a conventional artisan. pic.twitter.com/xNg0pjrmkZ
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) March 27, 2021
“I had the good fortune to visit this holy shrine and offer my prayers to Ma Kali. I pray to the Mother that the world is freed soonest of the Covid pandemic,” he mentioned after the go to.
According to him, India had requested the Bangladesh authorities to be allowed to construct a neighborhood corridor within the temple advanced. “This community hall will serve a multi-purpose – as a resting place for devotees and as a place for refuge and aid during calamities and natural disasters, especially cyclones. It will be for the service of the people,” he mentioned.
According to Hindu mythology, the Jeshoreshwari Kali temple is among the 51 Shakti Peeths, scattered throughout India and neighbouring international locations. Records counsel a Hindu king arrange the temple within the 16th century.
On Thursday, a day earlier than he left for Bangladesh, PM Modi had mentioned he seemed ahead to providing prayers to Goddess Kali on the Jeshoreshwari Kali temple.
The temple was spruced up forward of the go to.
When the Prime Minister final visited Bangladesh in 2015, he had supplied prayers at Dhakeshwari temple in Dhaka.