Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.
Addressing the gathering at Kashi Vishwanath Temple after a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony, Modi said that he is indeed blessed to be associated with the project of Kashi Vishwanath Dham. He complimented the officers involved with the project, for performing their task with devotion.
Modi said the Kashi Vishwanath Temple has survived the vicissitudes of centuries. He recalled and praised Queen Ahiyabai Holkar for her work on the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, over two centuries ago.
He further said about 40 Temples near the Kashi Vishwanath Temple had been encroached over time and have now been freed of that encroachment. He said the entire Temple complex is now in the process of rejuvenation, and the results are becoming visible.
“A direct link is being established between the River Ganga and Kashi Vishwanath Temple,” he added.
Modi said this project will become a model for similar projects elsewhere and would give a new global identity to Kashi.