Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on March 18 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, an official release said.
CM Yogi has been coming to the temple every 21 days, on average, since assuming power in 2017 to worship Baba Vishwanath and 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 March 18.
CM Yogi visits Kashi at least once a month, and on each visit, he reviews and conducts field inspections of city development works. After taking charge of Uttar Pradesh for the first time, Yogi Adityanath visited Lord Vishweshwar 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 Chief Minister visited Varanasi for the 100th time, he visited Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham for the 88th time. From then till March 18, the Chief Minister visited the temple 12 times”, the release added.
CM also offers prayers at Kaal Bhairav temple for the 100th time. CM Yogi has created history by worshipping 100 times in Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple and 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 March 17, the Chief Minister offered prayers at the temple and performed ‘aarti’. He also interacted with a boy that played ‘Damru’ outside the temple and inquired about his studies. On his second day of the tour on March 18, CM yogi also inspected the newly constructed building of the Circuit House.
After reaching Varanasi on March 17 evening, CM Yogi gave guidelines to the officials while conducting an 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. (ANI)