PM Modi inaugurates Kashi Vishwanath Dham, calls it "revival of lost heritage"

The PM appreciated the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath for their relentless efforts toward the completion of the project

PM Modi inaugurates Kashi Vishwanath Dham, calls it "revival of lost heritage"
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi waves while paying obeisance to Kal Bhairav (a fierce form of Lord Shiva) temple prior to the inauguration of the renovated Kashi Vishwanath Temple Complex in Varanasi on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath is seen behind him. Photograph: Anand Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi on Dec. 13, stressing that India that it was the “revival” of India’s lost heritage.

Renovated Kashi Vishwanath Temple Complex which was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Varanasi on Monday. 17th century Gyanvapi Mosque which was built by Muhghal emperor Aurangzeb is also seen on the left. Photograph: Anand Singh

In his speech at the event, Modi described the importance of the majestic Dham. “When one comes here, they will see not only faith but will also feel the glory of the past here. How antiquity and novelty come alive together. How the inspirations of the ancient are giving direction to the future, We are witnessing this very vividly in Vishwanath Dham complex’, he said.

“Kashi is not a matter of mere words, it is a creation of sensations. Kashi is that — where awakening is life; Kashi is that — where death is also a festival; Kashi is that — where truth is the culture; Kashi is where love is tradition,” he added.