Kedarnath: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached a remote cave, which is 2 kms far from the Kedarnath temple, to meditate for the entire night. His security personnel will stand guard till he emerges out from the cave tomorrow after immersing in deep meditation.
Narendra Modi took a 2 km trek through rough mountain roads to reach the cave. Dressed in saffron, the Prime Minister, entered the cave and ensued into a deep meditative pose sitting in the yogic padmasana.
According to reports the PM took the trek after offering prayers at the holy Kedranath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Though media was allowed to picture the visuals of the PM inside the cave, no one including journalists or cameramen are allowed near the cave for the night.
Strict instructions have been given not to disturb Narendra Modi while he is in the cave. He is to be approached only for such important matters that needs his direct intervention.
The security arrangements has been heightened around the temple and the cave on account of the Prime Minister’s presence. The temple itself is located at 11,755 ft above sea level.
Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath temple four times in a span of three years. He reviewed the re-development project going on at the temple and was briefed by senior officials.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit the Badrinath temple on his ongoing Uttarakhand visit.
Last year Narendra Modi visited the temple on Diwali. In 2017, he visited the temple twice before the temple gate opened and also after the gate was closed in the intervening winter season.
59 Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls tomorrow for the seventh and last phase of elections which includes the Prime Minister’s constituency, Varanasi.