Political significance of Gadwaghat Ashram where PM Modi fed cows: 5 key points

Political significance of Gadwaghat Ashram where PM Modi fed cows: 5 key points

By: Updated: 06 Mar 2017 11:53 AM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited Gadwaghat Ashram on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi where he fed grass and bananas to cows.



5 KEY POINTS OF PM MODI'S VISIT TO GADWAGHAT ASHRAM

  • Wearing a rudraksh maala,   Modi fed cows and prayed at the temple.He then met Mahant Sharananand of Gadhwaghat Ashram to take ‘deeksha’.


 

  • Modi will during the day hold a rally in Rohaniya to conclude his campaigning for the last phase of Uttar Pradesh polls.


 

  • PM's visit to Gadwaghat Ashram is politically significant as Yadavs here are close to the Ashram. Also Dalits and backward caste people are spiritually attached to it.


 

  • Reports say SP leader Shivpal Yadav frequently visits the place with his family. Mulayam Singh Yadav and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi have also visited the Ashram in the past..


 

  • According to a TOI report, “The ashram has more than 2 crore followers from across castes. It has 125 branches throughout the country. It was set up in 1930 by 'Dada guru' Shri Shri 1008 Swami Adhvyaitanandji Maharaj.”

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