Varanasi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at Assi Ghat, joins Ganga Aarti

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Varanasi. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived on the Assi Ghat on Monday morning for the second day of Varanasi to carry out the Aarti of Mother Ganga. As quickly because the Sri Lankan Prime Minister reached Assi Ghat, UP Government Minister Neelkanth Tiwari welcomed him by garlanding the Ghat. After this, the morning Ganga Aarti was accomplished within the conventional method by the Batukas.

After attending the Ganga Aarti, Mahinda Rajapaksa reached Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport Babatpur at ten within the morning. From there, the particular plane he left for New Delhi. During the Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, sharing the image on social media whereas staring on the Ganges. <! –


He wrote within the post that 'earlier than leaving Varanasi, I had the respect to go to the holy Ganges River. I reward PM Narendra Modi. Not solely due to the religious and cultural significance of the river, but additionally the Namami Gange effort of India is nice, as a result of the area is inhabited by about 40 p.c of India's inhabitants.

Earlier within the morning, safety businesses camped on the ghat and NDRF and water police took a stand within the Ganges together with cleansing the ghat. During this time the entry to the ghat was closed to the frequent folks. With the arrival of PM, safety forces tightened safety on the ghat and solely VIP and VVIP folks had been allowed to remain on the ghat throughout Ganga Aarti.

On arrival at Assi Ghat, together with 'Kesharia Balam Padharo Mhare Desh', conventional singing was welcomed within the conventional method. After this, the normal Ganga Aarti sequence began, then the Sri Lankan PM was mesmerized and bowed to the waves of Mother Ganga. He additionally wished for the prosperity and prosperity of Sri Lanka by sacrificing Maa Ganga amid conventional Vedic spells.

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