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PM Modi offers prayer at iconic Muktinath temple

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

today prayed at Nepal's iconic temple that is regarded sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists, becoming the first world leader to offer prayers there.

wore a Buddhist traditional red dress and carried out rituals both according to and Buddhist tradition. After praying, he also greeted and interacted with people waiting at the temple premises.

will be the first foreign guest to pay homage at the main sanctum of temple when he offers his prayers on Saturday, K P Sharma Oli said yesterday.

High security alert has been maintained in in view of Modi's visit. The local administration had put in place a special security plan to make Modi's visit safe and systematic.

Temple is regarded as sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in The temple at an altitude of 3,710 metres at the foot of the Thorong La pass in mountainous district.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 10:17 IST