Modi offers prayers at Somnath Temple

Ahmedabad, Mar 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Somnath Temple in Gujarat's Gir-Somnath district this morning and offered prayers. 

Modi, who is one of the trustees of the Somnath Temple Trust, performed 'Jalabhishek' to offer his respects to Lord Shiva amid chants by the temple priests.

He was accompanied by trust Chairman Keshubhai Patel and BJP national president Amit Shah, who is also one of the trustees, during the puja which went on for nearly 15 minutes.

The PM along with Patel and Shah then headed to the temple's office to attend a meeting of the trust. Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat since yesterday.

He had dedicated ONGC Petro additions Ltd's (OPaL) Rs 30,000 crore plant to the nation at Dahej Special Economic Zone yesterday.

He had also unveiled a plaque to dedicate to the nation a four-lane cable-stayed (extradosed) bridge over river Narmada in Bharuch district.