Modi Akshardham

Hindu devotees attend the Akshardham Temple during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations Nov. 2, 2017 in Gandhinagar, northern Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also graced the occasion. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

AHMEDABAD — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Nov. 2 visited the iconic Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar to attend an event to mark the temple’s 25th anniversary.

In a series of tweets, Modi said he remembered Pramukh Swami Ji Maharaj, the guru and head of the Swaminarayan Sanstha, an international Hindu socio-spiritual organization.

The prime minister said the Swami was "someone who I interacted with closely and whose guidance as well as blessings I always value."

His twitter handle also carried photographs of the temple.

"Akshardham temples stand out for their magnificence, exceptional management and the way they have used latest technology," he wrote.

He said the Swaminarayan family has distinguished itself through its impeccable service and care for humanity.

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