PM Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath shrine
Updated On : 18 May 2019,03:07 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Kedarnath Temple located in Uttarakhand on Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river. The prime minister's temple visit comes a day after campaigning for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 ended. After Kedarnath, the prime minister will also pay a visit to another Himalayan shrine of Badrinath, dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu, on Sunday. Earlier on Friday, the prime minister reached Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun on his two-day visit to the Himalayan state. The portals of the both the shrines were reopened for devotees after winter break early this month.
DGP (law and order) Ashok Kumar said that security around the temple has been strengthened ahead of Modi’s visit.
The Election Commission is learnt to have given its go ahead to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Uttarakhand.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had sought the Election Commission's permission for Modi's two-day official visit to Uttarakhand.
The portals of the both the shrines were reopened for devotees after winter break early this month.