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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi (left), PM Narendra Modi (centre) and CM Yogi Adityanath worshipping Lord Shiva (PMO, PTI, ANI)
Be it PM Modi’s memorable visits to Kedarnath and Badrinath, or Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot stating that Rahul Gandhi is an ardent follower of Lord Shiva, politicians have by no means shied away from expressing their devotion to the deity
In honour of Lord Shiva, all Hindus throughout India and the world are celebrating Mahashivratri on Saturday. On this present day, the God of destruction and regeneration Shiva is worshipped and the time period ‘Mahashivratri’ signifies ‘The Nice Evening of Lord Shiva’.
Distinguished Indian politicians have additionally been seen worshipping Lord Shiva on a number of events. Be it PM Modi’s memorable visits to Kedarnath and Badrinath, or Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot stating that Rahul Gandhi is an ardent follower of Lord Shiva, politicians have by no means shied away from expressing their devotion to the deity.
‘Worship Lord Shiva Alone’: PM in Kedarnath
Throughout his sixth go to to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand in October final 12 months, Prime Minister Modi proudly mentioned that he solely worships Lord Shiva, and therefore holds numerous admiration for the Kedarnath shrine. “He (Shiva) loved himself on the banks of the good mountains and was continually worshiped by the good sages. I worship Lord Shiva alone, Lord Kedara, surrounded by demigods, demons, yakshas, nice serpents and others,” PM Modi had mentioned.
Throughout his handle, PM Modi wore a white conventional apparel of the hill folks with a swastika embroidered on it and carried out the “puja” on the Kedarnath temple.
महाद्रिपार्श्वे च तटे रमन्तं सम्पूज्यमानं सततं मुनीन्द्रैः।सुरासुरैर्यक्षमहोरगाद्यै: केदारमीशं शिवमेकमीडे।। pic.twitter.com/E8WC7oLddi
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2022
Later, PM Modi visited the Badrinath Dham in Chamoli, his second go to again then.
“Drenched In Devotion Of Lord Shiva”: PM at Kashi Tamil Sangamam
Throughout his inaugural handle on the Kashi Tamil Samagam in Varanasi in November final 12 months, PM Modi mentioned Kashi and Tamil Nadu are timeless centres of tradition and civilisation, as they’re each drenched in Lord Shiva’s devotion.
The 2 areas are additionally the centres of the world’s oldest languages Sanskrit and Tamil, Modi mentioned in his inaugural speech at Kashi Tamil Sangamam. “If in Kashi there may be Baba Vishwanath, then in Tamil Nadu there may be the blessing of Lord Rameshwaram. Each Kashi and Tamil Nadu are ‘Shivmay’ (drenched within the devotion of Lord Shiv) and ‘Shaktimay’ (drenched within the devotion of Goddess Shakti),” he mentioned on the occasion in his Lok Sabha constituency.
Controversy Over Assam Govt’s Mahashivratri Commercial
Controversies have additionally taken place within the political circle when it got here to spiritual festivals. Most not too long ago, the Assam govt launched an commercial to ask devotees and vacationers on the event of Mahashivratri.
The controversy was sparked as a result of the Bhimashankar temple in Pune district is believed to be the sixth Jyotirlinga among the many twelve Jyotirlingas, however an commercial launched by the Tourism Division of the Assam claimed that the Bhimashankar Temple is at Dakini hill, Kamrup in Assam.
NCP chief Supriya Sule raised objection to the advert. “Have BJP leaders determined to not preserve something of Maharashtra’s share? Earlier, Maharashtra’s share of business and employment was stolen and now they’re about to steal our cultural and religious heritage…!”, mentioned Supriya Sule.
भाजपाच्या नेत्यांनी महाराष्ट्राच्या वाट्याला काहीही ठेवायचं नाही असं ठरवलंय काय? अगोदर महाराष्ट्राच्या वाट्याचे उद्योग आणि रोजगार पळविले आणि आता चक्क आमचा सांस्कृतिक व अध्यात्मिक वारसा पळविण्याचा घाट घातलाय….! pic.twitter.com/0hsHvm8sqO— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) February 14, 2023
Yogi Adityanath Provides Prayers at Gorakhnath Temple
On the event of Mahashivratri on Saturday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath supplied prayers on the Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur.
‘महाशिवरात्रि’ के पावन अवसर पर आज @Gorakhnathmndr में विधि-विधान से रुद्राभिषेक किया।देवाधिदेव महादेव की कृपा हम सब पर सदैव बनी रहे।
हर हर महादेव! pic.twitter.com/Jh6xpAadf5
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) February 18, 2023
On the Kashi Tamil Samagam in Varanasi final 12 months, Yogi Adityanath mentioned the Indian tradition is equally preserved in Kashi and Tamil Nadu. “The Tamil language has a really historical and wealthy literature,” he mentioned. CM Yogi added that among the many two languages that emerged from Lord Shiva’s mouth, Tamil and Sanskrit are equally recognized for his or her literature.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is a ‘Shiv Bhakt’, Says Rajasthan CM
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had final 12 months mentioned Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is a ‘Shiv Bhakt’. Gehlot was within the Nathdwara city of Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district for the disclosing of a 369-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva, which is claimed to be the world’s tallest.
In the meantime, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday prolonged needs on the event of Mahashivratri on Saturday.
हर कष्ट का नाश हो, सत्य रूपी शिव सबके साथ हों। समस्त देशवासियों को महाशिवरात्रि की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। pic.twitter.com/8vKhkykTFU— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 18, 2023
The “Viswas Swaroopam” statue was inaugurated by him together with preacher Morari Bapu and Rajasthan Meeting Speaker C P Joshi. “After 10 years, the magnificent statue obtained prepared. I perceive that Shiv Bhakts throughout the nation might be very completely satisfied in the present day,” Gehlot had instructed reporters in October 2022.
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