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Prominent basketball star player Dwight Howard recently visited India's holy city Varanasi, seeking spiritual peace. The Los Angeles Lakers star has claimed that the city has inspired him to its core, and he feels rejuvenated by its soul. Howard also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the city's reformation by further stating that reincarnation of the city would inspire many more.

Howard uploaded several snippets of his journey on his social media account. He was seen observing the rituals like thousands of other pilgrims. With sandalwood on his forehead, Howard embarked upon a journey on the Ganges in a boat. He also visited local shops to buy famous Varanasi saree and kurta-pyjama. He witnessed the holy ceremony carried out on the banks of the river. He also shared several pictures on his social media handle and wrote, "At peace with myself and the world after visiting Varanasi. A spiritual journey that has rejuvenated the soul. Congratulations, @narendramodi, for the magical reformation of the holy city."

He further added, "Varanasi has inspired so many legends; I am humbled. I am sure the reincarnation of this sacred city will inspire many more." Dwight Howard's visit to Varanasi has also been highlighted by the social media handles of the Uttar Pradesh Tourism board. The board informed that world-renowned basketball player and NBA champion Dwight David Howard visited Varanasi.

Apart from Varanasi and Agra, he is also expected to visit other major cities in India. The 6'10 centre player began his third stint with the Los Angeles Lakers in the ongoing season. He began his career in 2004 when the Orlando Magic drafted him. The ace spent eight seasons with the franchise before moving towards a series of franchises in the second half of his career.