Annapurna idol to achieve Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple after 4-day yatra | Newest Information India

LUCKNOW: An 18th-century idol of Goddess Annapurna, stolen from Varanasi about 100 years in the past and retrieved from Canada just lately, is ready to return to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi and be put in there on November 15.

The Uttar Pradesh authorities will take out a four-day Mata Annapurna Devi Yatra starting in New Delhi on November 11 to take the idol to Varanasi.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath who, together with Union minister for tourism and tradition G Kishan Reddy, spoke to media individuals right here on Wednesday, gave the detailed programme of the yatra apparently gives a chance to the BJP authorities to achieve out to the individuals forward of the 2022 UP meeting election.

Yogi Adityanath stated senior ministers of the state authorities Suresh Rana and Neelkanth Tiwari will obtain the idol at a programme in New Delhi on November 11. He stated the ministers in control of the respective districts will welcome the idol because the yatra makes its method to Varanasi on November 14.

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) acquired the idol in New Delhi on October 15. The idol was a part of the College of Regina’s assortment at its Mackenzie Artwork Gallery when it was handed over by the college vice chancellor to India’s excessive commissioner to Ottawa (Canada), Ajay Bisaria final 12 months.

The chief minister stated the idol handed via many fingers earlier than reaching the Canadian college and the Uttar Pradesh authorities was getting it again following the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Baba Vishwanath temple and Maa Annapurna have a novel connection. Maa Annapurna is believed to offer meals to Baba Kashi Vishwanath and each pilgrim visiting the place will get the identical as ‘prasad’ from there,” stated Yogi Adityanath.

Yogi Adityanath stated the idol’s journey will start from New Delhi on Gopashtami falling on November 11 and the idol shall be put in on the Kashi Vishwanath temple, Varanasi, on Devotthan Ekadashi falling on November 15.

“I supply my gratitude to the Prime Minister for this. Gopashtami falls on November 11 and to obtain the idol on at the present time shall be auspicious. The yatra starting from New Delhi will move via Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr and Hathras, and make an evening halt at Soron in Kasganj. The yatra will then cowl Etah, Mainpur, Kannuaj and cease for the night time at Tapeshwari Devi temple in Kanpur Nagar. Subsequent, the idol shall be taken to Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya through Unnao, Lucknow and Barabanki. After staying for the night time at Ayodhya, the yatra will cowl Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Jaunpur and attain Varanasi on November 14,” stated Yogi Adityanath.

Yogi Adityanath additionally stated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts India’s heritage has made a spot for itself on this planet. Moreover the Worldwide Yoga Day celebrated on June 12, the Prayagaraj Kumbh has additionally made a mark, the chief minister stated.

He stated Ayurveda has additionally acquired worldwide recognition throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

For his half, Union minister Reddy stated, “We’ve acquired an idol of goddess Maa Annapurna Devi from Canada. We recognized the idol via an Indo-Canada artist on the MacKenzie Artwork Gallery of the College of Regina, Canada. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made efforts for getting the idol again from Canada. Our Prime Minister spoke to the Canadian Prime Minister on cellphone and the request for returning the idol was made because the idol is essential to us. Exterior affairs minister S. Jaishankar and the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) additionally obtained in contact with the federal government of Canada to get the idol again from there,” stated Reddy.

“The Prime Minister needs this idol again on the place from the place this was stolen. I spoke to chief minister Yogi Adityanath on behalf of the Union authorities,” he stated.

Reddy stated the Union authorities has acquired 55 idols and work from overseas. A complete of 42 out of the 55 idols, taken out of India within the British interval, have been acquired after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed workplace in 2014, he stated. The minister additionally stated one other 157 idols and work have been recognized.

“The Prime Minister went to USA just lately and about 100 artworks are within the strategy of being introduced again from there,” he stated. Reddy stated different nations the place the artworks have been recognized embody Singapore, Australia, UK, Switzerland and Belgium.

“Sure, we should always positively convey such idols again to our nation. Taking out yatra is an effective method to join with the individuals forward of polls,” stated SK Dwivedi, former professor within the political science division at Lucknow College.

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