President Draupadi Murmu reached the temple of Lord Jagannath by walking barefoot for 2 km, VIDEO surfaced

Drupadi Murmu - India TV Hindi News

Image Source : PTI
Draupadi Murmu

Puri: President Draupadi Murmu Walked about 2 km on the Grand Road in Puri, Odisha, she reached the 12th century Lord Jagannath Temple and prayed for the welfare of the country. Due to Murmu’s visit, the temple was kept closed for the general public from 10:30 am to 1 pm. However, hundreds of devotees lined up on both sides of the road leading to the temple to greet the President.

Murmu, who hails from Odisha’s Mayurbhaj district and hails from a tribal community, touched the 34-feet tall Arun Pillar in front of the temple’s lion gate. They Lord JagannathKneeling in front of the idols of Goddess Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra, he prayed. The President, who arrived in Bhubaneswar earlier in the day, stunned her security personnel when she stopped her convoy in the middle and got down from the vehicle and started walking towards the temple on foot like a normal devotee. She was walking with her hands up while hailing Lord Jagannath. He also accepted the greetings of the people standing in the way.

watch video-

On his way to the temple, Murmu reached out to the students of Utkal Hindi Vidyalaya waiting on the side of the Grand Road and interacted with them and their teachers. He also posed for photos with the children. Murmu herself has worked as a teacher in the 1990s. Upon his arrival at the Singhdwar, the President was received by Gajapati Maharaja Dibya Singh Deo of Puri, temple priests and government officials. Dev presented him a painting on behalf of the temple. When the Gajapati Maharaja expressed displeasure at the President saying Namaste, Murmu said, “You are the first servant of Lord Jagannath and the embodiment of God”.

Murmu, expressing his reverence to the deity, washed his feet at the Singhdwara and entered the temple like ordinary devotees. He touched all the 22 stairs with his hand while going to the temple. This information was given by the President’s family priest Rajratan Mohapatra. The priest said, “We accompanied the President till the sanctum sanctorum where he lit the lamp and prayed for about 15 minutes.” A garland of hibiscus flowers is offered at the Bimala temple. The President was accompanied by his daughter Itishree.

Drupadi Murmu

Image Source : PTI

Draupadi Murmu

Murmu wrote in Odia in a booklet kept with the priest of her family, “I feel fortunate to have darshan of the deities in the temple premises. I felt wonderful bliss by praying to Lord Jagannath who is the deity of all the people of Odisha. Mahaprabhu is the ‘daru devta’ (deity in the wood of the tree) of the tribals and the deity of the whole world. I pray to him for the welfare of the entire human race. May our country rise to the top of prosperity and development with the blessings of Lord Jagannath.

While leaving the temple, the President garlanded the statue of Utkalamani Gopa Bandhu Das near Singhdwara which was established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1934. Mohapatra said that Murmu has visited the temple many times. She has visited the temple as an MLA, as a minister and as the governor of Jharkhand. He said, “I have been with him on all occasions. But this time she looked deeply spiritual and very emotional.

Over 25 contingents of police have been deployed for the President’s visit to Puri. Before leaving for Bhubaneswar from Puri, the President went to Raj Bhavan here where he received ‘Mahaprasad’. The President was received by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his arrival at Bhubaneswar airport.

Latest India News

For more news stay tuned to INTV News.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *