Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Matua temple at Orakandi in Gopalganj, the birthplace of Hindu mystic figure and Matua community's spiritual guru Harichand Thakur.
Modi, who was wearing a mask, offered prayers at the Harichand-Guruchand Temple, where he was welcomed with ''Dhaak, Shankh, Ulu'' in line with local rituals.Orakandi is the abode of hundreds of Hindu Matua community, a large number of whom are residents of West Bengal.
While addressing the leaders of the community, Modi says his “long-cherished dream” has come true after visiting a famous temple for the Matua community at Orakandi in Gopalganj.
“After coming here, I feel the same way as the members of the Matua community do,” he said.
“This place is a pilgrimage site for the spiritual relationship between India and Bangladesh,” he added.Modi headed out to the Matua temple after paying tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his final resting place in Tungipara on the second day of his Bangladesh visit.