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PM Modi dives into sea to offer prayers at submerged ancient Dwarka city, calls it ‘divine experience’ | WATCH

PM Modi in Gujarat: PM Modi was on a two-day visit to Gujarat where he launched various developmental projects. He also dived off the Arabian Sea coast and performed prayers at the submerged city of Dwarka.

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Dwarka (Gujarat) Updated on: February 25, 2024 23:55 IST
PM Narendra Modi, Scuba diving, Dwarka, Gujarat, PM Modi scuba diving
Image Source : X/NARENDRA MODI PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat

PM Modi in Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat, on Sunday (February 25) performed scuba diving off the Arabian Sea coast at the Panchkui beach in Devbhumi Dwarka and said that praying in the city which is immersed in waters was a “very divine experience”. The Prime Minister said that he felt connected to an ancient era of timeless devotion.

Scuba diving is conducted off the coast of Dwarka near Beyt Dwarka island, where people can see the underwater remains of ancient Dwarka that were excavated by archaeologists.

What did PM Modi say after diving into the sea for prayers?

“To pray in the city of Dwarka, which is immersed in the waters, was a very divine experience. I felt connected to an ancient era of spiritual grandeur and timeless devotion. May Bhagwan Shri Krishna bless us all,” PM Modi posted on X and shared the pictures of his visit.

The Prime Minister said that he experienced divinity when he went deep inside the sea and added that he bowed down in front of Lord Krishna.

"Today, I experienced those moments with will stay with me forever... I went deep in the sea and did 'Darshan' of the ancient Dwarka city. Archeologists have written a lot about the Dwarka city hidden underwater. In our scriptures also, it is said about Dwarka that it was a city with beautiful gates and tall buildings, as tall as the top of the world. Lord Krishna himself constructed this city... When I went deep in the sea, I experienced the divinity... I bowed down in front of Dwarkadhish. I took a peacock feather with me and placed it at Lord Krishna's feet. I had always been curious to go there and touch the remains of the ancient Dwarka city. I am full of emotions today... A decades-old dream was completed today," he said.

PM Modi offers prayers

PM Modi also offered prayers at the Lord Sri Krishna temple in Dwarka.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister inaugurated 'Sudarshan Setu', the country's longest cable-stayed bridge, on the Arabian Sea connecting Beyt Dwarka island to mainland Okha in Devbhumi Dwarka district.

He also offered prayers at the Lord Sri Krishna temple at Beyt Dwarka.

He was on a two-day visit to Gujarat where he launched a number of developmental projects.

ALSO READ | Sudarshan Setu not just a facility, it is an engineering marvel: PM Modi in Gujarat's Dwarka

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