Varanasi: UP CM installs goddess Annapurna’s idol brought back from Canada after 108 years

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Varanasi: UP CM Yogi Adityanath performs rituals for the 18th-century idol of Goddess Annapurna, which has been brought back from Canada

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Monday, installed an idol of goddess Annapurna brought back from Canada after 108 years, at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. Idols of five other deities removed during the reconstruction of the temple were also installed.

The idol of the goddess was taken to the temple in a silver palanquin, shouldered by Adityanath. The procession started from the Kushmanda temple in Durgakund in the morning. It was installed in the northeast corner of the temple amid chanting of hymns.

The chief minister had arrived here on a two-day visit on Sunday night. He inspected the cleaning and repair of the Shahi drain on the Lahurabir-Maidagin road late in the night and ordered to complete the work on a war footing.

Adityanath also took stock of the construction of the Kashi Vishwanath temple corridor after paying obeisance at the temple.

(With PTI Inputs)

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