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[Watch] PM Offers Prayers, Takes A Dip In Ganga At Varanasi

Varanasi: Ahead of inaugurating the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor phase 1 here on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the sacred Kaal Bhairav temple and took a dip in the Ganga.

Modi was given a rousing reception in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, as residents showered flower petals and shouted ‘Modi, Modi’ and ‘Har Har Mahadev’.

The Prime Minister took a cruise on a decorated boat from Khirkiya Ghat to reach the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

Watch the video here tweeted by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting:

“I am overwhelmed. After some time, we all will witness the inauguration of the Kashi Vishwanath Dham project. Before this, I had darshan of Kaal Bhairav ji, the Kotwal of Kashi,” Modi tweeted in Hindi.

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, which has been constructed at a cost of Rs 339 crore, connects Kashi Vishwanath Temple to the banks of Ganga in the holy city of Varanasi.

Modi, on a two-day visit to Varanasi, was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Assembly elections in UP are round the corner.