Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited and offered prayers at Veerbhadra Temple in Lepakshi. Along with this, PM Modi listened to the Chaupaiyas of Ranganath Ramayana in Veerbhadra Temple. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also sang ‘Shri Ram Jai Ram’ bhajan in the temple. According to the information received, PM Modi recited ‘Shri Ram Jai Ram’ hymn at Veerbhadra Temple in Lepakshi. PM Modi today visited the Veerabhadra temple in Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh, which has significant significance in the Ramayana.
It was here that the battle between Jatayu and Ravana took place.
Lepakshi has historical importance in Ramayana. It is believed that the bird Jatayu, injured by Ravana during the abduction of Goddess Sita, fell at this place after a fierce battle. While granting salvation to the dying Jatayu, Lord Rama was told about Sita being taken to the south by Ravana.
PM also visited Panchavati
This visit to Lepakshi comes after PM Modi visited Shri Kala Ram Temple in Nashik a few days ago. PM Modi also visited Panchvati located on the banks of river Godavari in Nashik. He offered prayers at the Kala Ram temple and listened to verses in Marathi from the Ramayana related to Lord Ram’s arrival in Ayodhya. He also took part in bhajan recitation in the temple.
Will also visit Guruvayural and Ramaswamy temples in Kerala on Wednesday
PM Modi, seen in traditional attire, is on a two-day visit to Andhra Pradesh and Kerala till January 17. PM Modi will hold a road show in Kochi, Kerala at 7:15 pm. On the morning of January 17, Prime Minister Modi will perform puja and darshan at Guruvayur temple in Kerala. According to the PMO, he will also visit Thriprayar Sri Ramaswamy Temple at around 10:30 am. After this in the afternoon he will inaugurate essential infrastructure projects related to ports, shipping and waterways.
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