Varanasi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday morning offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and became the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to visit the temple for the 100th time in the last six years (72 months).
CM Yogi has been coming to the temple every 21 days on an average since assuming power in 2017, to worship Baba Vishwanath and pray for the welfare of the people of the state tand the country at large through Shodshopachar method. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath came on a two-day visit to Varanasi for the 113th time on Friday.
CM Yogi visits Kashi at least once a month and in each of his visit, he reviews and conducts field inspections of development works being carried out in the city. After taking charge of Uttar Pradesh for the first time, Yogi Adityanath visited Lord Visheshwar 74 times from 2017 to March 2022 to seek blessings.
Dr. Neeraj Kumar Pandey, a priest at Kashi Vishwanath temple, says that the visits of CM Yogi are ample proof of his immense devotion towards Sanatan Dharma and Baba Vishwanath.
It is worth mentioning here that on September 9 last year, when the Chief Minister visited Varanasi for the 100th time, he had visited Shrikashi Vishwanath Dham for the 88th time. From then till March 18, the Chief Minister visited the temple 12 times.
Year 2022, 88 times till 9th September
Year 2022, 89th time on 1st October
Year 2022, 90th time on 14 October
Year 2022, 91st time on 6th November
Year 2022, 92nd time on 11th November
Year 2022, 93rd time on 11th December
Year 2023, 94th time on 8th January
Year 2023, 95th time on 12th January
Year 2023, 96th time on 19th January
Year 2023, 97th time on 20th January
Year 2023, 98th time on 4th February
Year 2023, 99th time on 13 February
Year 2023, 100th time on March 18
CM also offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple for 100th time
As the Chief Minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath has not only created history by worshiping 100 times in Shrikashi Vishwanath Temple, but has also become the first Chief Minister to visit Kaal Bhairav temple, 100 times in the last six years. Kaal Bhairav is called the ‘Kotwal of Kashi’. On Saturday morning, the Chief Minister offered prayers at the temple and performed ‘aarti’. He also interacted with a boy that played ‘Damru’ outside the temple inquired about his studies.
CM Yogi inspects Circuit House on the second day of his tour
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also inspected the newly constructed building of the Circuit House on Saturday morning. Earlier, after reaching Varanasi on Friday evening, CM Yogi gave guidelines to the officials while conducting on-site inspection of the development works. The CM also inspected the Integrated Pack House at Karkhianv, 34th Corps PAC and the barracks built at Rohaniya police station and gave necessary directions to the concerned officials.