Amitabh Bachchan offers prayers at Dwaraka temple

November 27th, 2007 - 8:36 pm ICT by admin  

Dwarka (Gujarat), Nov 27 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan today accompanied by his close friend and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh paid respect at the famous Dwaraka temple here to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of his father and noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Bachchan was accompanied by his wife Jaya Bachchan, son Abhishek and daughter-in law Aishwarya
The families were seen enjoying the rituals.
“They took part in the Shringar Arti (Hindu ritual prayer) which happens at 10.30 am. Besides this they also took part in Swaran Charna Paduka. No one is allowed to enter during the time of prayers, but they were allowed as an exception,” said Paresh Padiyar, head priest of the temple.
Curious onlookers thronged the place to have a glimpse of Bollywood’s first family.
After spending a few hours the two families left the temple in their convoy.
It may be recalled that the couple Abhishek and Aishwarya, who were married in April this year, have been visiting holy shrines after their marriage to mitigate certain planetary afflictions that could affect their marital life.
Dwarka which is on the west coast of Gujarat on the shores of the Arabian Sea is a Hindu shrine known for legends surrounding the life of Lord Krishna.
It is believed that Lord Krishna ruled over his kingdom from Dwarka.
Dwarka is also sanctified as the place where Lord Vishnu slew demon Shankhasura. (ANI)

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