Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kedarnath Dham and Badrinath Dham in Uttarkhand today.
PM arrived in Dehradun early today and was welcomed by Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Gurmeet Singh and Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami of Uttarkhand.
During his recent trip to Himachal Pradesh, the women of Chamba gifted PM Modi a traditional white pahadi dress called a Chola Dora.
After reaching one of the most revered Hindu sanctuaries in the nation, PM Modi observed tradition and offered prayers to Lord Shiva and gifts to Nandi.
In the midst of heavy security, PM Modi said prayers in the Kedarnath shrine.
Later, he was observed doing the rites at the sacred shrine and worshipping the “Bhola baba.”
Prime Minister was further joined by Uttarakhand CM Dham to lay the cornerstone for the Ropeway project in Kedarnath.
Later, PM Modi engaged in frank conversation with “shramjeevis” engaged in Kedarnath development initiatives.
PM Modi then travelled to Badrinath in Chamoli to offer prayers amid his hectic Diwali agenda.
At the revered temple of Lord Vishnu, PM Modi made an ethnic entrance wearing an off-white kurta and a black jacket. He enhanced his devout appearance by wearing a yellow stole across his shoulders.
PM further discussed the progress of Badrinath riverside construction.
Prime Minister and CM Dhami had travelled together to Badrinath, where they subsequently spoke to a crowd during a rally.
Some of the most significant Hindu sites include Kedarnath and Badrinath. Hemkund Sahib, one of the most respected Sikh holy places, is another attraction in the region. The connection initiatives are designed to make religious sites more accessible and to upgrade the foundational infrastructure.
Prime Minister is slated to visit Ayodhya to observe Deepotsav after his trip to Uttarakhand.