UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Visits Akshardham Temple With Akshata Murthy, Perform 'Aarti'

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy visited Delhi’s famous Akshardham temple.

What Happened: The Akshardham temple in New Delhi was graced by the presence of the UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, on Sunday. The visit was made amidst the ongoing G20 Summit. Sunak and Murthy, took time out of their busy schedules to honour the shared cultural heritage between the UK and India. The news was shared through a tweet from the temple’s official account.

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Sunak, who identifies as a ‘Proud Hindu’, offered prayers at the temple, showing his respect for the cultural traditions of India. The prime minister is said to have been barefoot and also performed aarti. The couple is said to have spent around 45 minutes at the temple.

Sunak’s convoy was seen arriving at the temple ahead of the second-day sessions of the G20 Summit. The visit was facilitated by elaborate security arrangements in and around the temple.

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