Palanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben visited a temple in Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha district on Friday and said that she had prayed for her husband’s long life.

The temple of Virbhadra Maharaj is located in Magarwada village, atleast 15 km away from here. Jashodaben said that she had a very old bond with this temple.

“I used to visit this temple regularly when I was posted here (as a teacher) during 1980s. Later, when I was transferred to Unjha, I could not come here. Today I specially came here to pray for my husband. May god give him long life, success and ability to serve the people of India,” Jashodaben told.

She said that she would visit the temple on every fifth day of each month according to the Gujarati calender. “Now, I have made up my mind to visit this temple for consecutively 51 times on each ‘Pancham’, starting from today,” Jashodaben, who was also accompanied by her brother Ashok Modi, said. “I thank the govt for providing security. However, it is my humble request to provide some conveyance facility to my sister, who is very religious and visits such places frequently. It will be a great help for her,” Ashok Modi said.

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