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Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 19 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi on Monday evening.

The CM offered prayers at the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, offering flowers and milk to the'Shivling'. Before offering prayers at the temple, CM Adityanath inaugurated the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham Arogya Centre, which came up next to Gate No 4, the main entrance to Kashi Vishwanath Dham.

After inaugurating the facility, the CM was heard enquiring about the amenities on offer at the health centre by the officials present there.

He also acknowledged the greetings of visitors on the temple premises as he arrived to offer his prayers.

CM's visit to Varanasi comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to the city on September 23.

During his visit, PM Modi will likely preside over the 'Bhumi Poojan' (ground-breaking ceremony) for a new international cricket stadium in the Ganjari area.

Earlier, on September 15, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya offered his prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

"Today, I had the privilege of a Rudrabhishek and darshan worship at the Jyotirlinga of Devadhidev Mahadev Lord Shiva at Baba Vishwanath Dham in Kashi. Prayed to Baba Vishwanath-ji for the welfare of all the people of the state. Har Har Mahadev!" the deputy CM posted on X. (ANI)

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