Varanasi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday morning offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and became the first CM of Uttar Pradesh to visit the temple for the 100th time in the last six years.
CM Yogi has been coming to the temple every 21 days on an average since assuming power in 2017, to worship Baba Vishwanath and pray for the welfare of the people of the state and the country at large through Shodshopachar method.
He reached Varanasi on a two-day visit to Varanasi for the 113th time on Friday.
Yogi visits Kashi at least once a month and in each of his visit, he reviews and conducts field inspections of development works being carried out in the city. After taking charge of UP for the first time, he visited Lord Visheshwar 74 times from 2017 to March 2022 to seek blessings.
Dr Neeraj Kumar Pandey, a priest at Kashi Vishwanath temple, said that the CM’s visits are ample proof of his immense devotion towards Sanatan Dharma and Baba Vishwanath.
Notably on September 9 last year, when the CM visited Varanasi for the 100th time, he had visited Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham for the 88th time. From then till March 18, he had visited the temple 12 times.
As the CM of the state, Yogi has not only created history by worshiping 100 times in Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, but has also become the first CM to visit Kaal Bhairav, the Kotwal of Kashi, temple 100 times in the last six years. On Saturday morning, he offered prayers at the temple and performed ‘aarti’. He also interacted with a boy that played Damru outside the temple inquired about his studies.
He also inspected the newly constructed building of the Circuit House in the morning. Earlier, after reaching Varanasi on Friday evening, he gave guidelines to the officials while conducting on-site inspection of the development works.
The CM also inspected the Integrated Pack House at Karkhianv, 34th Corps PAC and the barracks built at Rohaniya police station and gave necessary directions to the officials concerned.