1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Sri Lankan PM offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

Sri Lankan PM offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Sunday, arrived in Varanasi and offered prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. 

IANS IANS
Varanasi Published on: February 09, 2020 13:39 IST
Sri Lankan PM offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple
Image Source : ANI

Sri Lankan PM offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple 

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Sunday, arrived in Varanasi and offered prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. Rajapaksa arrived in Varanasi at the Lal Bahadur Shastri airport and was given a warm welcome by senior officials. He then drove straight to the Kashi Vishwanath temple where he participated in the 'puja' in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

The 'puja' was conducted by a team of 'pundits' who offered 'prasad' to the visiting dignitary after the 'aarti'.

The Sri Lanka Prime Minister then visited the Kaal Bhairav temple to offer prayers.

After a brief halt at the hotel, he will visit Sarnath, 10 kilometers from Varanasi, and will pay tributes at the Dhamek Stupa where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to five disciples after attaining enlightenment.

Rajapaksa is on a four day-visit to India.

Also Read: SGPC bans making TikTok videos inside Golden Temple

Also Read: Bareilly finally gets its 'jhumka'

Latest India News

Write a comment