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Modi explores underwater Dwarka, offers prayers in Scuba diving

PM Modi paid homage to Dwarka, a city that continues to captivate imaginations with its rich cultural and spiritual legacy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made waves on Sunday as he embarked on a unique spiritual journey by going underwater to pray at the submerged city of Dwarka. did scuba diving deep into the off the coast of Gujarat at the Panchkui beach. He immersed himself in the rich history and spirituality of India.

Describing the experience as “very divine,” PM Modi expressed profound awe at the rare opportunity to connect with India's ancient spiritual roots. Amidst the underwater ruins of , he offered and paid tribute with peacock feathers, symbolizing the reverence for Bhagwan Shri Krishna.

Taking to X later, PM Modi shared his sentiments, saying, “To pray in the city of Dwarka, which is immersed in the waters, was a very divine experience. I felt connected to an ancient era of spiritual grandeur and timeless devotion. May Bhagwan Shri Krishna bless us all.”

Scuba diving in the vicinity of Dwarka offers enthusiasts a glimpse into the submerged remnants of the ancient city, closely associated with lord Shri Krishna. The city, once a symbol of opulence and prosperity, now lies beneath the waves, preserving its historical significance.

For PM Modi, this underwater expedition was more than just an aquatic adventure; it was a poignant journey through time, evoking the splendorous past of Dwarka and its profound spiritual heritage.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi commenced his spiritual odyssey with prayers at the Lord Sri Krishna temple in Dwarka. He inaugurated the ‘Sudarshan Setu', India's longest cable-stayed bridge, spanning the Arabian Sea and connecting Beyt Dwarka island to mainland in the Devbhumi Dwarka district.

Addressing the gathering, Modi said he was overwhelmed with joy by the experience and fulfilment of his decades old dream of touching the sacred city.

“I went deep into the sea and saw the ancient Dwarkaji. Archaeologists have written a lot about Dwarka which is immersed in the sea. A lot has been said about Dwarka in our scriptures also. It is said that Lord Vishwakarma himself had built the city of Dwarka,” the PM said.

He said the ancient Dwarka city was a good example of planning and development of a great city, and when he was having its darshan in the sea, he experienced “the same ancient grandeur and divinity.” “I bowed to Lord Shri Krishna there. I also took peacock feathers with me which I offered to Lord Krishna,” he said.

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