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PM Modi, Abe perform Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

PM Modi, Abe perform Ganga Aarti in Varanasi
  • Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hand with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after signing of agreements, in New Delhi, on Saturday.
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    Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hand with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after signing of agreements, in New Delhi, on Saturday.

  • After the aarti, the VVIP guests moved to Nadesar Palace for a cultural programme and dinner with a select band of distinguished citizens of Varanasi. Immediately after that, they left for the airport on their way to Delhi.
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    After the aarti, the VVIP guests moved to Nadesar Palace for a cultural programme and dinner with a select band of distinguished citizens of Varanasi. Immediately after that, they left for the airport on their way to Delhi.

  • After 12 minute Ganga stuti, the two PMs occupied their seats on the special platform from where they had a vantage view of the aarti.
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    After 12 minute Ganga stuti, the two PMs occupied their seats on the special platform from where they had a vantage view of the aarti.

  • Amid chanting of slokas, Modi and Abe offered flowers and a rose garland on the banks of the river.
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    Amid chanting of slokas, Modi and Abe offered flowers and a rose garland on the banks of the river.

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe declares that Japan will build a convention centre in Varanasi.
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    Japan PM Shinzo Abe declares that Japan will build a convention centre in Varanasi.

  • Prime Minister Modi was also seen describing each event to his Japanese counterpart.
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    Prime Minister Modi was also seen describing each event to his Japanese counterpart.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday performed the Ganga Aarti' at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi.
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday performed the Ganga Aarti' at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi.

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