Last updated: 09 October 2022 at 15:03 CET
Union Interior Minister Amit Shah prayed at the famous Kamakhya Temple, one of 51 Shakti Peethas, atop the Nilachal Hills here on Sunday, on the last day of his three-day visit to Assam. Accompanied by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Minister of Water Resources Pijush Hazarika, Shah arrived at the temple from the State Guest House where he has been staying for the past two nights.
The Union Minister and Sarma reached the Holy of Holies of the Temple, where, with the help of three priests, they offered prayers to the deity. Shah was inside for over 10 minutes and after coming out he did a “parikrama” (circumambulation) of the temple which is the heart of the tantric cult of Shaktism in India.
He was received in the temple by senior “Dolois” (priests) and officials of the Kamakhya Devalaya. The Union Home Secretary welcomed the devotees present at the temple before heading to the Assam Administrative Staff College where he will address the 70th North Eastern Council (NEC) Plenary Session.
Shah will later go to Dergaon in Golaghat district, where he will address the state police superintendents before departing for New Delhi from Rowriah Airport in Jorhat. He arrived here on Friday evening and was chairing a meeting in flood-free Assam attended by the Chief Minister and senior officials. He also attended the BJP Core Committee meeting chaired by party President JP Nadda.
On Saturday he inaugurated the newly established BJP state office and addressed party officials at two events together with Nadda. In the evening he chaired a regional meeting on drug trafficking and national security, a North East Space Application Center (NESAC) review meeting and attended a cultural event here at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalalshetra.
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