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PM Modi offers prayer at iconic Muktinath temple in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

today prayed at Nepal's iconic temple that is regarded sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.

wore Buddhist traditional red dress and carried out rituals both according to and Buddhist tradition.

will also offer prayers at after his return from today. This will be followed by meeting with leaders of political parties of

He is scheduled to attend a civic reception hosted by Kathmandu Metropolitan City at Rastriya Sabha Griha before returning to

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. 09:00 IST