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PM offers prayers at Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath Sunday

Press Trust of India  |  Kedarnath (U'khand) 

Saturday offered prayers at the shrine of Kedarnath, a day after campaigning for the came to a close.

He reached this morning from where he directly came here, officials said.

Dressed in a traditional pahari outfit, offered prayers at the

temple for around half-an-hour and undertook circumambulation of the shrine.

will meditate and take stock of the ongoing development works in the temple town later in the day, said.

The town was devastated in a series of cloudbursts in 2013. This is Modi's fourth visit to the temple dedicated to Lord in the last two years. He will offer prayers at Badrinath on Sunday.

The portals of both the shrines were reopened for devotees after the winter break early this month.

said this is "just a spiritual visit" and the people of the state are excited for it.

Stringent security arrangements have been made for the prime minister's visit, DGP (law and order) said.

The gave its nod to the visit while "reminding" the prime minister's office that the model code of conduct is still in force. Polling for the seventh and the last phase of the will be held Sunday.

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First Published: Sat, May 18 2019. 11:51 IST