Canada is returning the rare statue of Mother Annapurna, which disappeared from Kashi 100 years ago under the British Raj, where it is in Varanasi. The idol will be installed at Kashi Vishwanath temple on November 15.
The idol of Maa Annapurna, stolen from Varanasi about 100 years ago and recently recovered from Canada. The idol of Maa Annapurna was stolen from Varanasi about 100 years ago and has recently been recovered from Canada.
Statue of Maa Annapurna to be installed at Kashi Vishwanath Temple on November 15: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts to retrieve the idol and bring it back to India.
An idol of Mother Annapurna, stolen from Varanasi nearly 100 years ago and recently retrieved from Canada, will be handed over to the Uttar Pradesh government at an event in Delhi on Thursday.
“100 years ago, an idol of Mother Annapurna disappeared from Kashi and ended up in a Canadian university. The Government of India has received that statue from the University and now it is being given to the State Government. It will be kept at Kashi Vishwanath temple on November 15 amidst Vedic chanting,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on November 3.
“It is an occasion of joy and spiritual gratification. The statue will be transferred to the state government at a function to be held in Delhi on November 11, followed by a grand procession from Delhi. It will reach Varanasi on November 14,” Yogi Adityanath he said.
PM Modi had said on November 5 that after the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, infrastructure and connectivity is developing rapidly in Mathura and Varanasi also.
“Today a grand temple of Lord Shri Ram is being built in Ayodhya with full splendor and it is regaining its glory after centuries. Recently, Deepotsav was celebrated there. Also, due to infrastructure development and connectivity in Mathura and Vrindavan. Various initiatives are being taken for this.
Work on the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project in Varanasi is also going on in full swing. Now, the country aims high and also sets a time limit to achieve these goals,” he said while addressing people at Kedarnath in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.