UP CM Yogi Adityanath Performs Kanya Puja on Ram Navami at Gorakhnath Temple

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath celebrates Ram Navami by performing Kanya Puja, emphasizing Lord Ram's enduring teachings and their relevance in modern times.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath Performs Kanya Puja on Ram Navami at Gorakhnath Temple

UP CM Yogi Adityanath Performs Kanya Puja on Ram Navami at Gorakhnath Temple

On the occasion of Ram Navami, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed Kanya Puja at the Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur on Monday. The Chief Minister washed the feet of young girls and worshipped them as part of the ritual, which was organized in the temple premises to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Ram.

The Gorakhnath Mandir shared a video on Twitter showing CM Adityanath performing the puja and rituals. The Chief Minister expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to worship the girls as a form of Shakti. He prayed for everyone's life to be free from suffering and move towards virtue, love, and prosperity.

In a press conference, CM Adityanath extended his greetings to the people of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Ram Navami. He described Lord Ram as the epitome of religion and dignity, emphasizing the enduring relevance of his teachings. The Chief Minister urged people to emulate the ideals of Lord Ram and discharge their duties towards society and the country.

Prior to the Kanya Puja, CM Adityanath offered prayers to Maa Siddhidatri and performed a 'Havan' on the ninth day of Vasantik Navratri. He highlighted the significance of this year's Navami, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Ram, and the enthusiasm surrounding the celebrations at his sacred birthplace in Ayodhya after almost 500 years.

The state government also held a virtual meeting with district magistrates ahead of the Ram Navami celebrations to ensure smooth and peaceful observances across Uttar Pradesh. CM Adityanath emphasized the importance of this day and the program being organized with great fervor at the sacred birthplace of Lord Ram.

In his address, the Chief Minister extended warm wishes to the people of Uttar Pradesh for Vasantik Navratri and Shri Ram Navami. He described the Navami date of Vasantik Navratri, which coincides with the birthday of Lord Ram, as a very important day. CM Adityanath performed the rituals with proper devotion and enthusiasm, setting an example for the people to follow the ideals of Lord Ram in their lives.

Key Takeaways

  • CM Yogi Adityanath performed Kanya Puja at Gorakhnath Temple on Ram Navami.
  • CM prayed for people's well-being and urged them to emulate Lord Ram's ideals.
  • CM offered prayers to Maa Siddhidatri and performed Havan on 9th day of Navratri.
  • State govt held virtual meet with DMs to ensure smooth, peaceful Ram Navami celebrations.
  • CM described Ram Navami as an important day, celebrated with devotion at Ayodhya.