PM Narendra Modi visits 125-year-old Shiva temple in Oman, offers prayers

PM Modi offers prayers at a temple in Oman | Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited a 125-year-old Shiva Temple in Muscat, one of the oldest in the region, and offered prayers.

The temple is located in the Matrah area here.

It was constructed 125 years ago by the merchant community from Gujarat and was subsequently renovated in 1999.

The temple has three deities -- Shri Adi Motishwar Mahadev, Shri Motishwar Mahadev and Shri Hanumanji. During auspicious days more than 15,000 devotees visit the temple for prayers.

The prime minister also posed for group photos with the temple administration officials and the Indian community members.