LIVE: PM Modi performed his puja at Kedarnath Temple, meets curious crowd

New Delhi: A big welcome was arranged to welcome PM  Modi at Kedarnath Temple. PM Modi will be the first one to offer prayers at the feet of Lord Shiva as the portals of the temple open today. 

he great 2013 disaster had ruined almost all the facilities there, but gradually things are coming back to normal and since last year the crowd of devotees has been swelling. PM Modi is the third PM to visit Kedarnath. Earlier former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Vishwanath Pratap Singh have visited the holy shrine.

 PM Modi will be performing Rudrabhishek at Lord Shiva's feet. From there he will go to Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth to inaugurate a research centre. 

-Modi comes out of the temple. CM Trivendra Singh gifts him a wooden replica of the Kedarnath temple. PM visits people outside.

-Rudrabhishek starts, will last for an hour

-PM pays obeisance to the Lord 

-PM's helicopter lands at Kedarnath around 09.04 AM, puja to start shortly.

-PM Modi will perform Rudrabhishek which nearly takes one hour

-PM to set off for Kedarnath by a helicopter

-PM was accorded a warm welcome by Uttarakhand's new CM Trivendra Singh

-PM reaches Dehradun 

-The puja is scheduled to start at 8.30 AM and will last for nearly an hour.