1500 yrs-old Shiv temple in Muscat has 3 deities; 1500 devotees visit

New Delhi, Feb 12: If Rahul Gandhi is visiting dargahs in poll-bound Karnataka, PM Narendra Modi is busy visiting old Shiv temple in Muscat. Shiv Temple 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.

News24Bureau with Agencies