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Prime Minister Modi worshiping Baba Vishwanath in Varanasi.

  • After reaching PM, Modi reached Varanasi for the 23rd time, he has come here for the third time in his second term.
  • Modi will attend Dev Deepavali program at Rajghat, will visit Sarnath, the place of Lord Buddha

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Varanasi on Monday afternoon on Kartik Purnima. After the inauguration of the 6 lane highway here, he held a public meeting in Khajuri. After this Modi reached the temple of Baba Vishwanath. He anointed Baba Vishwanath here. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also with him on the Varanasi tour.

Modi took a cruise to reach the temple of Baba Vishwanath. Lord Avadhoot Modi and Yogi from Ram Ghat reached Lalita Ghat by Alaknanda cruise. He then took stock of the development work of the Vishwanath Corridor.

In Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi reviewed the ongoing construction works in the Vishwanath Corridor.

In Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi reviewed the ongoing construction works in the Vishwanath Corridor.

Modi will reach Rajghat from Vishwanath temple via cruise. Here he will initiate Dev Diwali by lighting a lamp. The holy path website will also be launched here. From Rajghat, Modi will leave for Ravidas Ghat by cruise. Chet Singh will watch a 10-minute laser show at the ghat.

Prime Minister Modi discussing with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Alaknanda cruise.

Prime Minister Modi discussing with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Alaknanda cruise.

Modi will go to Sarnath in the evening

In the evening, Modi will leave for Sarnath, the holy place of Lord Buddha. Here they will watch the light and sound show and then return to Delhi from Babatpur Airport. PM Modi will be in Kashi for about seven hours.

PM’s 23rd visit in Kashi

This is his 23rd visit to the Parliamentary constituency as PM, while in the second term he reached here for the third time. The last time he visited Kashi was on 16 February. PM Modi is coming on Dev Deepawali (Karthik Purnima) for the first time. At the same time, for the first time, they will go to Kashi Vishwanath Temple by the Ganges route. Taking stock of the development works of Vishwanath Corridor, he will reach Baba Vishwanath Dham and offer prayers there.

A fountain is installed in the Ganges River in Varanasi.

A fountain is installed in the Ganges River in Varanasi.

Aarti will perform 21 batukas and 42 girls
During this time, artworks have been made from the sand of the legend associated with them on 16 ghats. In front of Jain Ghat, the figure of Lord Jain, in front of Tulsi Ghat, the figure of Kalia Nag of world famous Nag Nathiya and the face of Mother Annapurna Devi in ​​front of Lalita Ghat have also been made. The Prime Minister himself will also don a lamp on Dev Diwali. During the Maha Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat, 21 Batukas and 42 Kanya will join the Aarti. For security, drone flying in Kashi has been banned till December 1.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looking at sandstone artifacts at Kashi Ghat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looking at sandstone artifacts at Kashi Ghat.

One and a half times more lamps than last time
All 84 ghats of Kashi on Dev Deepawali are illuminated with lamps. Every year millions of people reach to see this amazing sight. But this time the number of devotees has been limited due to Corona crisis. Masks are mandatory for every person. Last year 1 million diyas were burnt here. But this time the number of lamps has been increased to 5 lakhs. There will also be cultural programs at 20-25 Ghats.

Ongoing preparation for Dev Deepawali.

Ongoing preparation for Dev Deepawali.

Importance of Dev Deepawali

It is believed that on the day of Dev Diwali, all the gods come to the Ghats of Benares. On the day of Kartik Purnima, Lord Shiva killed a demon named Tripurasura. After the slaughter of Tripurasura, all the gods and goddesses were happy to meet together. In Kashi, Dev is considered a wonderful combination of Deepawali. The virtue of donating lamps on this day is fruitful and of special importance. It is believed that Lord Bholenath himself came to earth and celebrated Diwali at Ganga Ghat with the deities at Nyari Kashi from three worlds. Therefore, this God Deepawali also has religious, spiritual and cultural significance.

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