Assam: Amit Shah visits Maha Mrityunjay Temple for ‘Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav’


Guwahati:  Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday attended the Pran Pratishta Mahotsav of the world’s largest 126-foot-tall Shivalinga at Puranigudam, Nagaon. 

The Puja Pran Prathishta Mahotsav of Maha Mrityunjay Temple started on February 22 and will end on February 25. The temple will be open for all the devotees from February 26.

Amit Shah was accompanied by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance  Minister Dr. Himanata Biswa Sarma, BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda and State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass.

CM Sonowal taking to his Twitter wrote, হৰ হৰ মহাদেৱ A blessed morning to start an auspicious day. Along with Union HM Shri @AmitShahji, Shri @PandaJayji, FM Shri@himantabiswa & Shri @RanjeetkrDass, took part in the Pran Prathistha Mahotsav of the Maha Mritunjay Temple at Nagaon and sought blessings for all.

Speaking on the occasion Amit  Shah said, “Assam that was known for agitations, weapons & violence is now known for development, industrial investment, education & tourism. But this journey is incomplete. It’s the first stop in new era of development started by CM & Himanta Biswa Sarma under the leadership of PM Modi.”

“We have to make Assam flood-free, infiltrator-free and violence-free. We have to make Assam and the entire northeast the biggest GDP contributor of the country,” he said in Nagaon.