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Photos | PM Modi offers prayers at Veerbhadra temple in Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

Updated On Jan 16, 2024 07:48 PM IST
  • PM chanted hymns in praise of Lord Ram and also enjoyed a puppet show depicting the epic Ramayana.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Veerbhadra temple in Andhra Pradesh's Lepakshi and offered prayers there. Modi chanted mantras in praise of Lord Ram, listened to special hymns sung in Telugu and also witnessed a puppet show on the epic Ramayana. The shrine has great significance in Ramayana.(X/Narendra Modi) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:48 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Veerbhadra temple in Andhra Pradesh's Lepakshi and offered prayers there. Modi chanted mantras in praise of Lord Ram, listened to special hymns sung in Telugu and also witnessed a puppet show on the epic Ramayana. The shrine has great significance in Ramayana.(X/Narendra Modi)

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According to legend, Lepakshi is believed to be the spot where the mythical vulture Jatayu landed after sustaining severe injuries while trying to rescue Sita from the demon king Ravana, who had abducted her. The Lepakshi temple complex also has idols of Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Rama and other deities. In photos shared on X, the PM was seen worshipping these dieties.(X/Narendra Modi) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:48 PM IST

According to legend, Lepakshi is believed to be the spot where the mythical vulture Jatayu landed after sustaining severe injuries while trying to rescue Sita from the demon king Ravana, who had abducted her. The Lepakshi temple complex also has idols of Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Rama and other deities. In photos shared on X, the PM was seen worshipping these dieties.(X/Narendra Modi)

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Posting pictures of him offering prayers at the temple PM Modi wrote on X, “For all those who are devotees of Prabhu Shri Ram, Lepakshi holds great significance. Today, I had the honour of praying at the Veerbhadra temple. I prayed that the people of India be happy, healthy and scale new heights of prosperity.”(X/Narendra Modi) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:48 PM IST

Posting pictures of him offering prayers at the temple PM Modi wrote on X, “For all those who are devotees of Prabhu Shri Ram, Lepakshi holds great significance. Today, I had the honour of praying at the Veerbhadra temple. I prayed that the people of India be happy, healthy and scale new heights of prosperity.”(X/Narendra Modi)

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The PM also watched a puppet show on Ramayana at the temple. Taking to X the prime minister wrote, “At the Veerbhadra temple, Lepakshi, heard the Ranganatha Ramayana and also saw a puppet show on the Ramayan.”(X/Narendra Modi) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:48 PM IST

The PM also watched a puppet show on Ramayana at the temple. Taking to X the prime minister wrote, “At the Veerbhadra temple, Lepakshi, heard the Ranganatha Ramayana and also saw a puppet show on the Ramayan.”(X/Narendra Modi)

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The Prime Minister was also seen listening to hymns at the Veerbhadra temple in Lepakshi. Prior to visiting the Veerbhadra temple, PM Modi also visited Shree Kala Ram temple in Maharashtra's Nashik a few days back. The Kalaram temple is the place where Lord Ram is believed to have lived during his exile.(X/Narendra Modi) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:48 PM IST

The Prime Minister was also seen listening to hymns at the Veerbhadra temple in Lepakshi. Prior to visiting the Veerbhadra temple, PM Modi also visited Shree Kala Ram temple in Maharashtra's Nashik a few days back. The Kalaram temple is the place where Lord Ram is believed to have lived during his exile.(X/Narendra Modi)

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The Prime Minister's visit to the temples comes ahead of the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22. The PM earlier said that he would be undertaking an 11-day ‘anushthan’ preceding the pran pratishtha ceremony in which he would follow all rituals.(X/Narendra Modi) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:48 PM IST

The Prime Minister's visit to the temples comes ahead of the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22. The PM earlier said that he would be undertaking an 11-day ‘anushthan’ preceding the pran pratishtha ceremony in which he would follow all rituals.(X/Narendra Modi)

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