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PM Modi, UP CM Yogi offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi




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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Monday afternoon — his first visit to his parliamentary constituency amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple on the occasion of Dev Deepawali on Monday.

They travelled from Domari Ghat to Lalita Ghat on a boat to reach the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. During the tour, the Prime Minister is expected to attend Dev Deepawali celebrations, undertake a site visit of Kashi Vishwanath Temple corridor project and also visit the Sarnath archaeological site.

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The 73 km stretch of the newly widened and six-laned NH-19, made with a total outlay of Rs 2,447 crore, reduced the travel time between Prayagraj and Varanasi by one hour.

Ghats of Varanasi have been decorated ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on the occasion of Dev Deepawali.

The stairs of the ghats are decorated with flowers and a red carpet, while artists created rangolis and painted pots. As per the officials, arrangements have been made up to light 11 lakh diyas on the banks of the river.



PM Modi has reached the Lalita Ghat. An approximately over 50-feet corridor will directly connect Ganga’s Manikarnika and Lalita Ghat to the Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Temple

“On the occasion of the inauguration of the Six Lane High-Way connecting Varanasi and Prayagraj, I welcome PM Modi to Baba Vishwanath’s city Kashi on behalf of all citizens of Uttar Pradesh”, tweeted CM Office of Uttar Pradesh.