Deoghar: President Droupadi Murmu offered prayer at Jyotirling Baba Baidyanath Dham.
This is the third time Droupadi Murmu has offered ‘Jalaparan’ in Deoghar and the first time after being elected President.
On arriving at Deoghar Airport she was warmly greeted by many dignitaries that included Governor of Jharkhand C P Radhakrishnan, Central Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Agriculture Minister of Jharkhand Badal Patralekh, Godda MP Nishikant Dubey, additional chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh, DIG Santal Pargana range Sudarshan Mandal, Deoghar DC Manjunath Bhajantri and Deoghar SP Subashchandra Jat.
Sardar Panda Gulab Nand Ojha along with the state priest of the Temple made her perform the rituals in the sacred room. A painted replica of President Droupadi Murmu by Sushant Vats was also presented to her.
Before her, three ex-presidents had visited Deoghar to offer prayer in Baba Baidyanath Dham. The first president of India Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Pranav Mukherji and Ram Nath Kovind visited this temple in the capacity of president.