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Feeling 'extremely blessed', says Narendra Modi after offering prayers at Pashupatinath temple

India TV News Desk August 04, 2014 21:47 IST
India TV News Desk
Kathmandu: Minutes after offering prayers at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter and expressed his feeling saying he is ‘extremely blessed' on visiting the historic temple.

"Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at the Pashupatinath temple this morning," the Prime Minister said in a twitter post.

Modi offered puja at the famous 5th century Pashupatinath temple here on the second and last day of his maiden visit to Nepal. Modi was at the temple of Lord Shiva for about 45 minutes on a day which is considered pious as it was a Monday that falls in the month of ‘Shravan'.

He donated 2500 kgs of chandan (sandalwood) to the Pashupatinath Temple trust.

The Hindu temple is located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu.

It is dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati (Lord of Animals). It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year, mostly from India.