Nitish Kumar visits temples, Puja pandals to offer prayers | Patna News

PATNA: CM Nitish Kumar visited several temples and puja pandals, including the famous Sheetla Mata Mandir in Agamkuan locality of the state capital, and offered prayers on the occasion of Maha Ashtami on Wednesday.
Accompanied by education minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, the CM also went to Bari Patan Devi and Chhoti Patan Devi temples in Patna City and offered prayers there.
“The CM offered prayers for peace, prosperity and progress of Bihar and its people,” a communique from the CM’s office said.
Nitish also visited the temples of Shri Bari Devi Ji at Marufganj and Shri Dalhatta Devi Ji in Dalhatta area of Patna City. The Marufganj Marwari Sewa Samiti welcomed the CM by offering him an angvashtram, ‘paag’ and a memento.
Talking to reporters, Nitish said, “He visits these temples and puja pandals every year on the occasion of Maha Ashtami. Last year, he could not do so because of the Covid-related restrictions. But I am happy after visiting the temples and puja pandals this year.”
He also said Durga Puja could not be organized in a grand way last year because of the Covid pandemic. But this year, the state government has allowed Durga Puja and people are celebrating the festival at all places in a proper way.
Patna mayor Sita Sahu, CM’s principal secretary Chanchal Kumar, CM’s secretary Anupam Kumar and all senior officials of Patna district administration and police administration accompanied Nitish during his visit to the temples and puja pandals.
In the afternoon, the CM visited puja pandals at Khajpura and Sheikhpura. He later went to Gandanibag Thakurbari.
From Gardanibagh, he visited the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama on Nala Road and offered prayers before the goddess there.
The CM also visited Bangali Akhara, Langar Toli and the Kali Mandir near Bansghat to take the blessings of goddess Durga.

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