Modi at Kedarnath, unveils Adi Guru Sankaracharya statue


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers and performed ‘aarti’ at Kedarnath Temple in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.

He was seen sitting inside the sanctum sanctorum of the 8th-century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. He then undertook a circumambulation of the Kedarnath shrine after offering prayers.

The Prime Minister unveiled a 12-feet statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya, which has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods, and inaugurated the rebuilt samadhi of the eighth century seer.

He will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of reconstruction projects worth over Rs 300 crore at the Himalayan temple.

He arrived at the Dehradun airport at around 7.30 am and was received by Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.