Modi dives down to submerged city Dwarka, sits in ‘dhyana’ under water

JNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook a remarkable spiritual journey on Sunday as he dived into the Arabian Sea to offer prayers at the submerged city of Dwarka, the legendary city of Lord Krishna. Clad in a saffron kurta and pajama, wearing a Navy hat, Modi carried morpankh (peacock feathers) associated with Lord Krishna as he submerged into the sea.

A video surfaced showing Modi diving underwater and sitting in dhyan (meditation) while divers stood guard. He wore a diver’s mask with India’s flag printed on it and folded his hands in prayer at the ancient site. “More than courage, I had veneration,” he remarked upon resurfacing.

Sharing his experience on Twitter, PM Modi expressed profound spiritual feelings, stating, “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.”

PM Modi described his long-held desire to visit the submerged city and emphasized its significance in Indian scriptures and archaeological findings. Dwarka, mentioned in the Mahabharata as Lord Krishna’s kingdom, was said to have submerged after his death. Archaeologists have discovered underwater remains believed to be part of the ancient city, which is described in scriptures as a marvel of architecture and design.

Before his underwater prayer, PM Modi visited the Dwarkadhish temple and received an idol of Lord Krishna as a gift. He spoke about his commitment to making India ‘vikshit’ stronger, referring to development, and expressed gratitude for the spiritual journey he has been undertaking across the country.

The visit to Dwarka and the underwater prayer marked a significant moment for PM Modi, reflecting his deep-rooted spiritual beliefs and connection to India’s ancient heritage.

Notably, Dwarka holds immense significance in Indian mythology, particularly in the Mahabharata, where it is described as the prosperous kingdom of Lord Krishna. According to legend, Dwarka was situated at the confluence of the Gomti River and the Arabian Sea. However, after Lord Krishna’s passing, the city is believed to have submerged into the sea.

Over the years, archaeological expeditions have unearthed fascinating finds that suggest the existence of an ancient city at the site. Among these discoveries are underwater foundations and structures, which experts speculate to be remnants of the legendary Dwarka. These findings have fueled scholarly interest and further deepened the historical and cultural importance of Dwarka in the annals of Indian history.

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