Takes a holy dip in river Ganga
New Delhi, Dec. 13 (Delhi Crown): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the “Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham” in Varanasi. He prayed at the Kaal Bhairav Temple and Kashi Vishvanath Dham in Kashi.
He also took a holy dip in river Ganga.
Modi later felicitated and had lunch with the workers who worked on the construction Kashi Vishwanath Dham.
Speaking on the occasion, the PM said “Vishwanath Dham is not just a grand building. This is a symbol of the Sanatan culture of India. It is a symbol of our spiritual soul. This is a symbol of India’s antiquity, traditions, India’s energy and dynamism.”
He added – “Earlier the temple area was only 3000 square feet which has now been enlarged to about 5 lakh square feet. Now 50000 – 75000 devotees can visit the temple and temple premises”
“The dedication of Kashi Vishwanath Dham will give a decisive direction to India and will lead to a brighter future. This complex is a witness of our capability and our duty. With determination and concerted thought, nothing is impossible,” Modi said and added – “For me God comes in the form of people, For me every person is a part of God. I ask three resolutions from the people for the country – cleanliness, creation and continuous efforts for self-reliant India”
Modi also said – “Long period of slavery broke our confidence in such a way that we lost faith in our own creation. Today, from this thousands-year-old Kashi, I call upon every countryman – create with full confidence, innovate, do it in an innovative way”.
BJP president J.P. Nadda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were among those present on the occasion.