Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a holy dip in the Ganga in Varanasi.
The prime minister is on a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency.
Adorning a saffron-coloured attire, PM Modi offered flowers to the holy river and chanted mantras on a rosary.
He also took water from the Ganga for the 'jalaabhishek' at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
On his arrival in Varanasi earlier on Monday, the prime minister offered prayers at Kaal Bhairav Temple.
The PM was given a rousing welcome as soon as he reached Varanasi as locals showered flower petals and chanted 'Modi, Modi' and 'Har Har Mahadev'.