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Watch: PM Modi performs ‘damru’ at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Aryan PrakashNew Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was spotted trying his hand at ‘damru’ during his visit to the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Modi was spotted playing the damru, a small two-headed musical instrument, at the Kashi Vishwanath temple located in the holy city, which is also his Lok Sabha constituency.

In a video shared by news agency ANI, the prime minister is seen wearing traditional attire and playing a ‘damru’ as people in the background cheer him on. He leaves shortly after handing over the musical instrument to the people gathered around to watch it at the temple.

Modi also offered prayers at the temple after organizing a tour of his parliamentary constituency ahead of the final and seventh phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due to be held on March 7.

People gathered in large numbers to watch Modi as he staged the roadshow through the city. They welcomed him with the chants of “Jai Shree Ram”, “Har Har Modi” and “Har Har Mahadev”. Many people were also seen blowing into the conch chanting these slogans of support for the Prime Minister. Some people participated in the roadshow carrying various flags including the tricolor, BJP flag and a flag with “Om” written on it.

The seat of Varanasi Lok Sabha comprises five Rohaniya Assembly constituencies, Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantt. and Sevapuri. The counting of votes for the current election will take place on March 10.

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