by Partha Sarathi Nandi :

A day after completing the election campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Kedarnath temple in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The temple, which is an integral part of the famous Char Dham Yatra, was opened for devotees earlier this month.

During his visit to Kedarnath, Prime Minister paid obeisance at the historic temple. In a tweet he said he also reviewed the development work that is being carried out in Kedarnath, a town that was destroyed in 2013 due to heavy rain and massive floods.

PM Modi also tweeted some photographs of snow-covered mountains and the lesser Himalayas in Uttarakhand en-route to the temple shrine.

However this is not the first time when PM Modi has been Kedarnath.

Here are five things he has said about Kedarnath in the past:

1) In November 2018, PM Modi revisited Kedarnath temple. Describing his visit he said he feels honoured to be able to visit the temple. In a tweet on his visit, Modi said, “On the banks of the pristine Bhagirathi river, praying to Maa Bhagirathi. Felt extremely blessed.”

2) In October 2017, PM Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath temple a day after Diwali. He said, “The Himalayas have so much to offer–for spiritual pursuits, for the nature lover, for those interested in adventure, water sports. I invite everyone to come and explore the Himalayas.” In the same visit, Modi said the government is building “quality infrastructure” in Kedarnath. “It will be modern but the traditional ethos will be preserved.”


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