Headline • Rajiv Saxena gets interim bail till Feb 22 • Vadra wrote on Facebook, handed Priyanka to the people of India, please keep them safe.• J&K : Attack on CRPF team, 7 security personnel and 4 civilians injured• State strike in Uttar Pradesh is illegal: Allahabad High Court• Mamata Banerjee declares victory on Supreme Court order in West Bengal• Tension in Meerut area after breaking Ambedkar statue• INDvsNZ : India won the series 4-1• I will leave politics even after Modi's retirement : Smriti Irani• Don Ravi Pujari arrested from African country Senegal• "I will be back soon" Union Minister Arun Jaitley• Report of the NSSO's unemployment, at the high level of 45 years• Modi government can give big gift to farmers• Akhilesh welcomes Priyanka Gandhi's political entry• Republic Day 2019 : India's power demonstration on Rajpath• Roach put England on 77 runs• DU plans to curb fake filing• Aadhar, Government is bringing re-entry amendments to private companies• Supreme Court: Children of Muslim-Hindu couple entitled to father's property• Priyanka Gandhi formally entered politics• Soundarya Rajinikanth will get married to actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi • Signing of $ 3 billion bailout package between Pakistan and UAE• BJP cancels Narendra Modi's rally in Kolkata• Who has seen that film: Kangana Ranaut on Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro• Harris joins 2020 U.S. Presidential race• Accused Mehul Choksi surrenders his Indian passport

Special 'aarti' takes place in Varanasi for Nepal earthquake victims

Varanasi people prayed for the victims of the Nepal earthquake as a special 'deepdan' and 'aarti' took place at the Dashashwamedh Ghat near Vishwanath Temple.

The 'aarti' took place on Saturday evening as a special ode for peace of the departed souls by the priests of Vishwanath Temple, where the priests offered prayers to 'Maa Ganga' and 'Baba Vishwanath'.

"We have organised a 'deepdan' for the peace of the demised victims of the earthquake that took place in Nepal today. Three 'aartis' will take place. We have also kept observed silence for their peace", said Mayansh, a priest of Nepali origin at the Vishwanath Temple.

"We have organised this special 'aarti' for all those affected in the Nepal earthquake. Prayers are being offered to Maa Ganga and Baba Vishwanath for the peace of those who have died", said the President of Ganga Seva Nidhi, Sushant Mishra.

Earlier in the day, a strong earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude hit east of Pokhara in Nepal, around half way between the town and the capital Kathmandu.

The earthquake was 31 km deep and tremors were felt as far as New Delhi and other northern cities in India.

Related News