Kedarnath: Dressed in a saffron robe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited a holy cave near revered Kedarnath shrine to meditate. The Prime Minister after paying obeisance at the holy shrine of Lord Shiva, reached the cave after trekking for almost two kilometres. Keeping in view the Prime Minister's arrival, security near the shrine, which is located at 11,755 ft above the sea level, has been heightened. "On the request of the media, he allowed cameras to film initial visuals".
Modi will meditate till tomorrow morning, and no media or personnel will be allowed in the vicinity of the cave during this period. Earlier on Saturday, the Prime Minister took stock of the Kedarnath re-development project and was seen being briefed by senior officials. Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to visit Badrinath Temple as well during his ongoing Uttarakhand visit.
This year, the portals of the Kedarnath temple in Garhwal Himalayan range of Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district was thrown open to pilgrims on May 9 after a six-month-long winter break. " This is the Modi's fourth visit to Kedarnath in a span of 3 years".