Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is on a heavy duty side. The head of the state is handling double roll, one being governing the state and the head priest of the Gorakhnath Temple in his home turf, Gorakhpur.
The state head has been in his home turf, his long-time Lok Sabha constituency and is busy conducting special pujas during Navratri.
On Wednesday, CM Yogi Adityanath performed Maha Gauri Pujan, while on Friday; Adityanath perfumed a puja from 3 am to 7 am at the Durga temple near his room on the temple’s premises.
As the Mahant, he will lead a “Shobha Yatra” from the monastery to the local Ramlila Ground, following decades-old tradition.
The CM is performing all rituals connected to the 10-day festivities, including puja and havan, in the temple. Along with his priestly duties, Yogi is also giving directions to his ministers and administration through his secretary Ajay Singh, who is accompanying him in Gorakhpur.
Yogi has been performing special prayers at his “pooja sthal (place for puja)” in his residential area in the temple.
According to government officials, the priest-turned-politician still manages to find time for his administrative duties and has been interacting with top officials regularly.