PM Modi "Feeling blessed after praying at the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple," in Bangladesh

[Edited By: Vijay]

Saturday, 27th March , 2021 12:10 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered prayers at the centuries-old Jeshoreshwari Kali temple in Ishwaripur village in southwestern Bangladesh and announced that India will build a multipurpose community hall for the worshippers.

PM Modi, who was covering his face with a mask, was welcomed in a traditional way upon his arrival at the temple.


PM Modi offered prayers and sat on the floor while the priest was reciting the religious texts.

"Feeling blessed after praying at the Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple," PM Modi tweeted after offering prayers at the temple in southwestern Satkhira district, bordering India.

"PM @narendramodi places handmade Mukut on Ma Kali. Mukut made of silver with gold plating. Handmade over three weeks by a traditional artisan," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

After offering prayers PM Modi said that he prayed to Goddess Kali to free the human race from Covid-19.

According to Hindu mythology, the Jeshoreshwari Kali temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths, scattered across India and neighbouring countries. Records suggest a Hindu king set up the temple in the 16th century.

Ahead of his visit to Bangladesh, PM Modi said on Thursday that he looks forward to offering prayers to Goddess Kali at the Jashoreshwari Kali temple located in Ishwaripur village in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira, which borders West Bengal.

The Hindu community and temple authorities with the government support redecorated the temple ahead of PM Modi's visit.

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