PM announces to open Akshaya Vat Temple for darshan in Prayagraj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that Akshayavat darshan will available to people at Akbar’s fort. He said that now with the bath in Triveni, devotees will be able to visit Akshay Vat. He also announced the opening of Saraswati Kupa. He read chaupayi of Goswami Tulsi Das, ‘kau kahi sakai prayag prabhau….’ He said that this land is connected with Lord Ram.

Akshaya Vat Temple-

Akshayavat or Akshay Vat (“the indestructible banyan tree”) is a sacred fig tree mentioned in the Hindu mythology. According to a legend, once the sage Markandeya asked Lord Narayana to show him a specimen of the divine power. Narayana flooded the entire world for a moment, during which only the Akshayavat could be seen above the water level. Read more…