LIVE:Modern infrastructure will preserve traditional soul: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 20: After spending his Diwali with the soldiers at Gurez, PM Modi now heads towards the Kedarnath temple. He has reached Kedarnath temple an is offering prayers there. Here are the LIVE updates:

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-PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple

Besides paying obeisance at the fet of Lord Shiva, he will be on his job. According to the initial reports, PM will be laying foundation stones many developmental projects.  PM will then address  4,000 people there. He will address the public from the shrine premises itself.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will shortly visit the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath on Friday, for a second time in one season. While the Shiva shrine is deserted on Diwali festival as most priests and shopkeepers go back to their homes to celebrate the festival, this time round it is the reverse.

The place has been lit up with electric lights and flowers and there is a lot of activity in the run up to the visit by Modi. 

Kedarnath was ravaged by flash floods in 2013, killing thousands. Modi will lay the foundation stone for a new 'Kedarpuri'.

 Modi will also lay foundation stones for reconstruction of the 'samadhi sthal' of Adi Shankra and construction of a museum. He is also likely to address a gathering at the shrine.

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