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Modi in Oman: PM offers prayers at Shiva temple, visits Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat

PM Mod on Monday concluded his UAE visit by offering prayers at Muscat's Shiva temple and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 12, 2018 15:13 IST ]
PM Modi also mingled with Indian community at the Shiva
PM Modi also mingled with Indian community at the Shiva templePhoto:MEAINDIA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited 125-year-old Shiva Temple in Muscat. The temple, located right next to Sultan's Palace, was built by Gujarati merchants. It is one of the oldest temples of the region. 

"PM Modi performed Abhishekam at the historic Lord Shiva temple at Muscat and interacted with the members of the Temple Management Committee. It was constructed 125 years back by the Merchant Community from Gujarat and renovated in 1999," tweeted MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. 

PM Modi also offered prayers at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque after the temple. 

"Yet another Indian connection with Oman! PM @narendramodi visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, which is the biggest mosque in Oman. The mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone sculpted by 200 craftsmen from India!," Kumar tweeted after mosque visit.

On the last day of his three-nation tour, PM Modi met with Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood Al-Said and discussed intensification of bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest. The prime minister also attended a meeting with business leaders of Gulf and West Asia at Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat. 

"4 countries in 4-days strengthening our footprint in Gulf and West Asia! PM @narendramodi begins Day 4 with business - Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat. Pitching India as an attractive destination to do business, complementing our expanding strategic partnership," MEA Spokesperson shared on social media. 

PM Modi is expected to head back to India shortly. 

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