Who is Dwight Howard who visited the banks of Ganga in Varanasi?

Dwight Howard has embarked on a voyage to India as part of PixStory, where he serves as the brand ambassador after the 2020 NBA Champions failed to qualify for the playoffs. The 36-year-old was also seen visiting the Taj Mahal in Varanasi, which is a famous site in India.

Prior to his draught pick in 2004, the basketball ace declared that he would use his influence as an NBA player to “promote the name of God within the league and throughout the world.”

On his social media account, Howard shared various bits of his journey. He was spotted, along with thousands of other pilgrims, doing the ceremonies. Howard set out on a trek on the Ganges in a boat with sandalwood on his forehead. He watched the holy event that takes place on the river’s banks.

Howard said that he was at peace with himself in an Instagram post summarising his soul-rejuvenating trip. He also singled out Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his contributions to the city’s transformation.

“At peace with myself and the world after a visit to Varanasi. A spiritual journey that has rejuvenated the soul. Congratulations @narendramodi for the magical reformation of the holy city. Varanasi has inspired so many legends, I am humbled. I am sure the reincarnation of this sacred city will inspire many more.”

Dwight Howard

In 2021, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Dwight Howard.

In the current season, the 6’10 centre is in his third stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. The eight-time All-Star spent the previous season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

He was chosen by the Orlando Magic in 2004 and began his career there. The ace played for the franchise for eight seasons before moving on to a number of franchises in the second half of his career.

Howard was also a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic basketball team that won gold in Beijing.