The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is on a two day visit to the state of Uttarakhand, where he would visit Kedarnath and Badrinath holy shrines.
Mr. Modi reached the holy shrine at Kedarnath where he offered prayers, dressed in a traditional pahari outfit. After a brief meditation he took off to take stock of the ongoing development works in Kedarnath. He shared a video of himself on twitter reviewing ongoing projects.
Reviewing aspects of the ongoing Kedarnath Development Project. pic.twitter.com/bVOFnCozug
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2019
The Prime Minister’s visit comes a day before the last day of voting for phase 7 on Sunday, the 19th of May. Narendra Modi is visiting Uttarakhand while the model code of conduct still continues, it is learnt that he has taken permission from the election commission for the visit.
Kedarnath is 11,755 ft above the sea level, the shrine in the Himalayas is dedicated to Hindu lord Shiva. Mr. Modi has visited the shrine multiple times in office over the past five years, he last visited the shrine during Diwali in November last year.
The temple gates are open to pilgrims each year for six months mostly during summers, as the route remains inaccessible during winter.
Source : Various