An idol of Maa Annapurna Devi was installed at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi on Monday by Chief Minister Adityanth after making way through poll-bound Uttar Pradesh
The rare idol, dating back to the 18th century, was stolen from Varanasi around100 years ago It was retrieved from Canada recently.
Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Adityanath credited him for bringing the idol back to Kashi, his Lok Sabha constituency.
“After 108 years, Maa Annapurna’s idol has returned to Kashi once again. The credit goes to the MP of Kashi, Prime Minister Modi. I express heartfelt gratitude to him on behalf of everyone in Kashi and the state,” he said.
During the four-day ‘shobha yatra’, the retrieved idol was received with fanfare at several places, including Kasganj, Kanpur and Ayodhya, before reaching Kashi.