Modi visits Dhakeshwari temple, Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka

The Sri Dhakeshwari Temple is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh’s "national temple".

June 07, 2015 10:06 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:02 pm IST - Dhaka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Dhakeshwari temple in Lalbagh in the city and offered prayers and also visited the Ramkrishna Mission.

“An early morning temple visit. PM worships at the Sree Sree Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted.

The Sri Dhakeshwari National Temple is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh’s “national temple”. After offering prayers at the temple, Mr. Modi met members of the temple committee and other senior members at the temple. He was offered a memento by the temple authorities.

Mr. Modi then visited the Ramkrishna Mission nearby and was greeted by the monks at the mission.

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