LORD Shiva. History of Kashi as a place which defied invaders. Restoring the glory of temples. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's thrust was broadly on these themes during his speech after inaugurating Phase I of Kashi Vaishwanath Corridor in Varanasi. Uttar Pradesh is headed for Assembly elections early next year. The PM invoked Raja Suheldev, a royal who was popular in eastern UP for defeating the army of Muslim invader Salar Masood. He also hailed Chhatrapati Shivaji for standing up to Aurangzeb.
Clad in saffron with a ‘rudrakshamala’ around his neck, a ‘kalash’ (water pot) in his hands and chanting shlokas, the PM was seen in his Shiva devotee avatar.
He took a dip in Ganga at Lalita Ghat, worshipped the Sun God for nine minutes standing in waist-deep water before proceeding to the temple to perform other rituals. “There is only one government in Kashi and that is the one ruled by Damaruwala (Lord Shiva). The blessings of Lord Shiva, a supernatural energy, awakens our inner soul as soon as we enter Kashi which is immortal,” Modi said.
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