Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor Project was a symbol of India’s spiritual soul.
Dedicating the newly constructed Kashi Vishwanath Dham project to the nation, the Prime Minister said, “Today, a new chapter is being written in the history of Kashi Vishwanath. Kashi Vishwanath Dham premises is not just a grand building but a symbol of India’s culture and traditions. Kashi shows how inspirations of the ancient are giving direction to the future.”
The Prime Minister said that Kashi is a beautiful amalgam of antiquity and novelty that come alive together. He said that the glory of the past is coming alive again, showcasing India’s antiquity, traditions, energy and mobility.
Quoting extensively from scriptures, the Prime minister also spoke in Bhojpuri and established a connect with the local people.
The Prime Minister said that when the temple was attacked, Ahilyabai Holkar helped in its reconstruction. The Prime Minister said that earlier the temple area was only 3,000 square feet, it has now become about 5 lakh square feet.
“Around 50 to 75 thousand devotees can now be accommodated in the temple premises,” he said. Modi further said that Kashi is the city of eternity where awakening is life and even death is a celebration. He termed it as the religious and spiritual capital of the country. He said that new India was developing alongside and listed the achievements of his government in changing the lives of people for the better.
The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude towards every labourer who has worked for the construction of this complex and did not stop work even during the pandemic.