Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath temple, vows to create developed India by 2022 [Photos]
In his second visit to Kedarnath in 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached the shrine ahead of its closure for the next six months.
In his second visit to Kedarnath in 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached the shrine ahead of its closure for the next six months. Twitter/@PMOIndia
He sat in the sanctum sanctorum, offered prayers and performed the Rudrabhishek a day after Diwali. He also laid down the foundation stone for a new 'Kedarpuri', which was ravaged by flash floods in 2013, killing thousands. Twitter/@PMOIndia
He laid foundation stone for reconstruction of of the 'samadhi sthal' of Adi Shankaracharya and construction of a museum. Addressing a gathering of 5,000 people, he said that Lord Shiva wanted him to serve 125 crore Indians amongst chants of 'Jai Jai Bhole'. Twitter/@PMOIndia
He also attacked the Congress for denying his proposal in June 2013 when he was chief minister of Gujarat for the redevelopment of the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, that was badly damaged in the catastrophic flash floods. Twitter/@PMOIndia
Modi said he is visiting Kedarnath with a pledge to realise the dream of a developed India by 2022. "I seek the blessings of Bhole Baba and pledge to devote myself fully to realising the dream of a developed India by the time we mark 75 years of freedom in 2022", the prime minister said. Twitter/@PIB_India