VARANASI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and became the first CM of that state to visit the temple for the 100th time in the last six years, an official release said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been visiting the temple every 21 days on average since assuming power in 2017, to worship Baba Vishwanath and to pray for the welfare of the people of the state and the country at large through the ‘Shodashopachar’ method. Yogi came on a two-day visit to Varanasi for the 113th time on Friday.
Yogi visits Kashi at least once a month and, on each visit, he reviews and conducts field inspections of development works 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.
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.
“On September 9 last year, when the CM visited Varanasi for the 100th time, he visited Shrikashi Vishwanath Dham for the 88th time. From then till March 18, he visited the temple 12 times”, the release added.
The CM also offered prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple for the 100th time. He has not only created history by worshipping 100 times in Shrikashi Vishwanath Temple, but has also become the first Chief Minister to visit the Kaal Bhairav temple 100 times in the last six years.
Kaal Bhairav is called the ‘Kotwal of Kashi’. On Saturday morning, the CM offered prayers at the temple and performed ‘aarti’. He also interacted with a boy who played ‘Damru’ outside the temple and inquired about his studies.
On his second day of the tour on Saturday, CM yogi also inspected the newly constructed building of the Circuit House. After reaching Varanasi on Friday evening, the CM gave instructions to officials while conducting an on-site inspection of the development works. He also inspected the Integrated Pack House at Karkhianv, 34th Corps PAC and the barracks built at Rohaniya police station and gave necessary directions to officials concerned. (ANI)