Modi, the first foreign head of state to visit the temple, was received by devotees with conch shells.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, on Saturday offered prayers at the Jeshoreshwari temple dedicated to Goddess Kali in Satkhira district.

The temple is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site located in Ishwaripur, a village in Shyamnagar Upazila.

According to Hindu mythology, the Jeshoreshwari temple is one of the 51 ‘Shakti Peeths’ scattered across India and the neighbouring countries.

Modi, the first foreign head of state to visit the temple, was received by devotees with conch shells.

He offered a gold crown and a red Banarasi saree to the deity.

Modi will head to the Orkandi temple in Gopalganj district, where he will also pay tributes at the mausoleum of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara.

Orakandi is the holiest place for more than five crore people of the Matua community living in Bangladesh and Indian state of West Bengal.

Meanwhile in Tungipara, the birthplace of Rahman, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.

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