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Modi prays for India's 'progress, prosperity' at Kerala temple (2nd Lead)


Modi, who visited the famed here on Saturday, said he prayed at the shrine for the progress and prosperity of

"The is divine and magnificent. Prayed at this iconic temple for the progress and prosperity of India," tweeted.

He also posted images of his visit to the over 5,000-year-old shrine on the

After the prayers, held a meeting with the officials of the temple along with Governor P. Sathasivam, of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan and State Devasom Minister

Temple authorities presented him a memorandum to the tune of Rs 450 crore for various developmental projects of the shrine.

Upon his arrival, the was given a traditional welcome by priests.

The entire top brass of the unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including member and superstar Suresh Gopi, who unsuccessfully contested the Thrissur Lok Sabha seat in last month's general elections, were present at the temple town.

flew into Guruvayoor from Kochi earlier in the morning.

He participated in various rituals in the temple, including reading of the 'Vishnu Sahasaranamam'.

Modi had visited the temple in 2008 soon after he became the of for a second time.

Before returning to the national capital later in the day, Modi will address a public rally near here.



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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 11:48 IST