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PM Narendra Modi presents prayer at centuries-old Jeshoreshwari Kali temple in Bangladesh


By PTI

DHAKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday provided prayers on the centuries-old Jeshoreshwari Kali temple in Ishwaripur village in southwestern Bangladesh and introduced that India will construct a multipurpose group corridor for the worshippers.

Modi, who was protecting his face with a masks, was welcomed in a standard manner upon his arrival on the temple. Contained in the temple, Modi provided prayers and sat on the ground whereas the priest was reciting the spiritual texts.

“Feeling blessed after praying on the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple,” Modi tweeted after providing prayers on the temple in southwestern Shatkhira district, bordering India.

“PM @narendramodi locations handcrafted Mukut on Ma Kali. Mukut fabricated from silver with gold plating. Hand revamped three weeks by a standard artisan,” Ministry of Exterior Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

Talking exterior the temple, Modi mentioned that he prayed to Goddess Kali to free the human race from COVID-19.

Noting that numerous devotees from throughout the border and Bangladesh go to throughout ‘Maa Kali mela’ on the temple, Modi mentioned a group corridor is required which needs to be multi-purpose in order that when individuals come right here throughout Kali puja, it’s helpful to them too.

Modi mentioned that India will construct a multipurpose group corridor on the temple. “It needs to be helpful for social, spiritual and academic occasions for native individuals. Most significantly, it ought to act as a shelter for all on the time of disasters like cyclones. India will do building work. I specific my gratitude to the Bangladesh authorities that they’ve wished us effectively for this,” Modi mentioned.

In line with Hindu mythology, the Jeshoreshwari Kali temple is without doubt one of the 51 Shakti Peeths, scattered throughout India and neighbouring international locations. Data recommend a Hindu king arrange the temple within the sixteenth century.

Forward of his go to to Bangladesh, Modi mentioned on Thursday that he seems to be ahead to providing prayers to Goddess Kali on the Jashoreshwari Kali temple positioned in Ishwaripur village in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira, which borders West Bengal.

The Hindu group and temple authorities with the federal government assist redecorated the temple forward of Modi’s go to. Final time when Prime Minister Modi visited Bangladesh in 2015, he provided puja at Dhakeshwari temple within the nationwide capital.

Bangladesh has taken additional safety measures for the Indian premier’s go to within the wake of protests by few leftist and Islamist teams.

Modi, who’s visiting Bangladesh on his first journey to a overseas nation for the reason that outbreak of the coronavirus, on Friday attended the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the nation’s independence, the delivery centenary of ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka.

In 2016, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) mentioned their newest very important pattern statistics report discovered the nation’s whole inhabitants to be 15.89 crore by the tip of 2015 with the variety of Hindus at 1.70 crore within the Muslim-majority nation.



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