PM Modi to Visit Kedarnath, Badrinath Ahead Of Diwali

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Published: October 20,2022 01:10 PM
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Preparations are in full swing in Kedarnath ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath to lay the foundation stone of a few roads and the Hemkund Sahib ropeway on Friday

October 20, 2022: Preparations are in full swing in Kedarnath ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath to lay the foundation stone of a few roads and the Hemkund Sahib ropeway on Friday.



PM Modi will visit Kedarnath tomorrow to review and initiate various development projects.



Ganga Dhar Linga, Pradhan Pujari of Badrinath-Kedarnath Mandir Samiti said, "The preparation is in full swing here at Kedarnath ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. PM Modi will offer prayers at Kedarnath tomorrow morning. The Prime minister will lay the foundation stone of various development projects here."



He further said that tourism has increased after the 2013 landslides and flash floods disaster.



"After the disaster, there has been a substantial increase in pilgrims. Recently, around 15 lakh people visited the Kedarnath Dham. Because of the construction of roads, it will be very easy for devotees to ascent towards the shrine and descend back easily," he said.



The Pradhan Pujari said that after the development and widening of roads more people will visit the shrine.



"For almost two years the temple was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but after the temple was open, the number of devotees increased. It seems that the pilgrims who have to visit Kedarnath  in the next 20 years have come this year in 2022.



Earlier, this time in October, it was impossible to  500 to 1,000 pilgrims but today there are around 20,000 people here to pay obeisance to Baba Kedarnath. After the road widening, the number of pilgrims will increase here as everyone wants to visit Kedarnath once in their life and people are very always enthusiastic to visit Devbhoomi for Char Dham yatra," he added.