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Modi Concludes 45-Hour Meditation in Kanniyakumari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his 45-hour meditation retreat at the serene Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, on Saturday, June 1.

His spiritual sojourn coincided with the final phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. During his stay, he meditated at the Dhyan Mandapam, where Swami Vivekananda is said to have experienced a profound vision of 'Bharat Mata'.

Modi's visit holds significance not only in the political realm but also in the spiritual context, as Kanniyakumari is steeped in mythological and geographical importance. It marks the meeting point of India's eastern and western coastlines, symbolizing national unity. The Prime Minister's journey is reminiscent of Goddess Parvati's meditation in the same region, adding a layer of spiritual resonance.

However, not everyone viewed Modi's retreat in the same light. Tejashwi Yadav, former Bihar deputy chief minister and RJD leader, dismissed it as a mere publicity stunt, claiming it to be nothing more than a photo opportunity.

Modi's visit to Kanniyakumari marks the end of an extensive election campaign that saw him holding over 200 events across 75 days. This tradition of embarking on spiritual journeys after elections is not new for Modi, as he had previously visited Kedarnath in 2019 and Pratapgarh in 2014.

As India awaits the results of the Lok Sabha elections, which will be announced on June 4, Modi's retreat signifies a moment of reflection and spiritual renewal amidst the whirlwind of politics.


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