Modi Performs Rudrabhishek At Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Haridwar today after offering prayers at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath which reopened after a six month-long winter break. The temple doors were opened at 8.50 am and the Prime Minister arrived just about half an hour later to offer prayers and perform a ‘rudrabhishek’ in the sanctum of the centuries old shrine.

Priests of the temple have gifted  a shawl, a rudraksha, a wooden replica of the temple and books on the Himalayas to Modi.

Accompanied by Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Modi arrived in an army chopper at the helipad built close to the temple and headed straight for the shrine located at a height of over 11000 ft.

Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a research centre at Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar before he returns to Delhi.