Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nashik’s Shree Kalaram Mandir merges ancient spirituality with modern technology, as he performs rituals, listens to the Ramayana, and pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda.
New Delhi, January 12, 2024 – In a harmonious blend of tradition and technology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a spiritual journey today at the Shree Kalaram Mandir in Nashik, Maharashtra. The Prime Minister performed darshan and puja at the revered Kala Ram Mandir and Shree Ram Kund, immersing himself in the divine ambiance.
A unique aspect of the visit was the intersection of ancient narratives and modern technology. The Prime Minister, with a keen interest in the epic Ramayana, specifically the ‘Yudh Kanda’ segment narrating Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya, heard the story presented in Marathi. Leveraging artificial intelligence translation, he simultaneously listened to the Hindi version, showcasing a seamless blend of tradition and contemporary tools.
Taking to social media, PM Modi expressed his feelings, posting on X: “Prayed at the Shree Kalaram Temple in Nashik. Feeling incredibly blessed by the divine atmosphere. A truly humbling and spiritual experience. I prayed for the peace and well-being of my fellow Indians.”
He continued to share his experiences, stating, “Took part in a Puja at Ramkund in Nashik.” Reflecting on the cultural richness, he added, “At the Shree Kalaram Temple, I had the profound experience of hearing verses from the Bhavarth Ramayana written in Marathi by Sant Eknath Ji, eloquently narrating Prabhu Shri Ram’s triumphant return to Ayodhya. This recitation, resonating with devotion and history, was a very special experience.”
The Prime Minister also paid homage to Swami Vivekananda in Nashik, emphasizing the enduring impact of the spiritual leader’s thoughts and vision. In his social media post, he remarked, “Paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda in Nashik. His timeless thoughts and vision continue to motivate us.”
This spiritual sojourn not only showcased the Prime Minister’s devotion but also highlighted the seamless integration of ancient traditions with modern tools, creating a memorable confluence of past and present in the sacred city of Nashik.