Earlier, Rajinikanth was in Ranchi, Jharkhand. He also visited the famous Chhinnamasta Temple in the state on Friday and offered prayers.
Yogi Adityanath on Saturday morning offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple and became the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to visit the temple for the 100th time in the last six years (72 months).
The chief minister has been coming to the temple every 21 days on an average, ever since he assumed 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.
This time, he came to Varanasi on a two-day visit for the 113th time on Friday.
CM Yogi visits Kashi at least once a month and in each of his visits, he reviews and conducts field inspections of development works being carried out in the city. After taking charge of Uttar Pradesh for the first time, Yogi Adityanath 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 visits of CM Yogi are ample proof of his immense devotion to Sanatan Dharma and Baba Vishwanath.
It is worth mentioning here that on September 9 last year, when the Chief Minister visited Varanasi for the 100th time, he had visited Shrikashi Vishwanath Dham for the 88th time. From then till March 18, the chief minister visited the temple 12 times.
As the chief minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath has not only created history by worshiping 100 times in Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, but has also become the first chief minister to visit Kaal Bhairav temple, 100 times in the last six years. Kaal Bhairav is called the ‘Kotwal of Kashi’.
On Saturday morning, he offered prayers at the temple and performed ‘aarti’. He also interacted with a boy that played ‘Damru’ outside the temple and inquired about his studies.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also inspected the newly constructed building of the Circuit House on Saturday morning. Earlier, after reaching Varanasi on Friday evening, CM Yogi 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 concerned officials.