Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning visited the centuries’ old Jeshoreshwari Kali temple in Ishwaripur village at Shyamnagar of Satkhira district.
He entered into the temple around 10:10 am and completed rituals around 10:22 am at the Jashoreshwari Kali Mandir, an ancient holy place dedicated to the Goddess Kali.
The Indian premier, who is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, was welcomed in a traditional way upon his arrival at the temple.
Inside the temple, Modi, who was wearing a mask, offered prayers and sat on the floor while the priest Dilip Mukharjee was reciting the religious texts.
During the prayers, Narendra Modi offered golden crown, red saree, fruits and sweets to Goddess Kali.
Later, he came out from the temple and joined photo session with followers.
He left Satkhira for Gopalganj to pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his mausoleum at Tungipara.
Later, he will visit Orakandi Thakur Bari, a sacred shrine of the “Matua” community in Gopalganj.
He will also exchange views with the family members of Harichand Thakur and leaders of Matua community.