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Brought back from Canada after 108 yrs, Annapurna idol installed in Varanasi

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
November 15, 2021 16:38 IST
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An idol of goddess Annapurna brought back from Canada after 108 years was installed at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi on Monday in a ceremony attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

IMAGE: UP CM Yogi Adityanath performs rituals for the 18th-century idol of Goddess Annapurna, which has been brought back from Canada, in Varanasi, on Monday, November 15, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo

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 north-east corner of the temple amid chanting of hymns.

The chief minister had arrived in Varanasi 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.

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