PM Narendra Modi to visit various temples in Tamil Nadu today, tomorrow to witness chanting of Ramayana in multiple languages, listen to scholars

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2024

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting various significant temples in Tamil Nadu today and tomorrow. The Prime Minister will participate in a programme at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu this morning. Prime Minister will reach Rameswaram at around 2 PM and perform Darshan and Pooja in Sri Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple. Continuing the practice being observed during the Prime Minister’s visit to multiple temples in the last few days, wherein he attends Ramayana chanting in various languages (such as Marathi, Malayalam, and Telugu), in this temple, he will attend a programme – ‘Shri Ramayana Paryana’.

In the programme, eight different traditional Mandalis will recite the Sanskrit, Awadhi, Kashmiri, Gurumukhi, Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, and Gujarati Ramkathas. This is in line with Bharatiya cultural ethos & bonding, which is at the core of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. In Sri Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple, the Prime Minister will also participate in Bhajan Sandhya, where multiple devotional songs will be sung at the temple complex in the evening. Tomorrow, the Prime Minister will perform Darshan and Pooja at Kothandaramaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi. Near Dhanushkodi, he will also visit Arichal Munai, which is said to be the place from where the Ram Setu was built.

Apart from special poojas and darshan at the temple, he will also meditate inside the Kambar Arangam there. Later he will depart to Rameswaram in the afternoon. He will take a holy dip at Rameswaram and visit the 22 theerthams and also attend the cultural events from eight states about  Ramayan. He will halt at Ramakrishna Mission. Tomorrow morning he is scheduled to visit Arichal Munai for a darshan and pooja and will visit the Kothandaramaswamy temple before departing to Delhi.

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