President Droupadi Murmu pays obeisance at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, performs Ganga Aarti
Monday, 13 February 2023 (20:55 IST)
Varanasi: President Droupadi Murmu on Monday visited Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple after offering prayers at the Kotwal Baba Kaal Bhairav temple and also performed Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi.
President Murmu, who reached Varanasi on a one-day visit, was received by Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport. Then, the President first visited the Kaal Bhairav temple and offered prayers according to the rituals.
The priest of the temple presented Baba Kal Bhairav's photo to the President as a memento and also gave her the prasad. She then reached the Vishweshwar Jyotirlinga temple located in Kashi Vishwanath Dham where she performed the pooja through 'Shodashopachara' method.
आज मैंने वाराणसी में काल भैरव और काशी विश्वनाथ के दर्शन किए। दशाश्वमेध घाट पर गंगा आरती में भी भाग लिया जिसके आलौकिक स्वरों और दिव्य दृश्य ने पूरे वातावरण को सकारात्मक ऊर्जा से भर दिया। जीवनदायिनी मां गंगा का आशीर्वाद सभी देशवासियों को सदा मिलता रहे, यह मेरी मंगलकामना है। pic.twitter.com/FperBlcle3
During this, the President wished for the welfare of all living beings. She also visited the grand Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham and praised its beauty. On behalf of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust, the President was felicitated with an Angavastram and a memento.
On the arrival of the President Murmu in Kashi for the first time enthusiasm was seen everywhere in Varanasi. People were seen standing on the roads and greeted the President with chants of Har Har Mahadev.
At the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Ganga Aarti was performed in a grand form on the lines of Dev Diwali to welcome the President. Also the Ghat was illuminated with the light of lamps. During this, the President herself performed the Aarti of Maa Ganga. (UNI)