Narendra Modi Kedarnath Visit Highlights: Inner Voice Told Me Kedarnath Will be Rebuilt Despite Mass Destruction in 2013, Says PM

Modi in Kedarnath Highlights: The Kedarpuri construction project is among PM Modi's dream projects. The statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.

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Last Updated: November 05, 2021, 13:13 IST

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Modi in Kedarnath Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Kedarnath and offered prayers at the Lord Shiva temple. Later, he also unveiled a 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya — the 8th-century seer who had attained Moksha at Kedarnath. The ‘samadhi’ has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods. . Read More

Nov 05, 2021 13:06 IST

PM Modi Inaugurates Rebuilt Shankaracharya Samadhi in Kedarnath

The decade belongs to Uttarakhand, there will be unprecedented boost to connectivity in the region in the coming years and migration of people from the hills will stop, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. He was addressing a large gathering of teerth-purohits and devotees at the Kedarnath temple after unveiling a 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya at the seer’s rebuilt samadhi.

The prime minister sat at the foot of the statue for a while after unveiling it and then proceeded to talk a walk around Kedarpuri to review the reconstruction work carried out over the last few years. Modi said he was at a loss of words to describe what he felt while he was sitting before the statue.

Nov 05, 2021 12:10 IST

What PM Modi Said in Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand on Friday and inaugurated a statue of Adi Shankaracharya his rebuilt samadhi. The prime minister also inaugurated numerous redevelopment projects at Kedarnath worth over Rs 400 crore. The Himalayan temple witnessed heavy destruction during the devastating deluge of 2013. Read More

Nov 05, 2021 11:16 IST

PM Modi Praises People of Uttarakhand for Achieving Target of 100% Single Dose Vaccine

“The kind of discipline shown by Uttarakhand in the fight against coronavirus is also very commendable. By overcoming the geographical difficulties, the people of Uttarakhand have achieved the target of 100 per cent single dose vaccine. This is the strength of Uttarakhand,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kedarnath.

Nov 05, 2021 11:10 IST

Modi in Kedarnath: List of Key Infrastructure Projects in Kedarnath

PM Modi in Kedarnath | Here’s a list of key infrastructure projects in Kedarnath inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today:

• Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi • Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats • Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath • Tirth Purohit Houses • Garud Chatti bridge on River Mandakini

Nov 05, 2021 11:07 IST

PM Modi Speaks on Development Projects in UP's Varanasi

“A grand Ram Temple is being constructed in Ayodhya. Recently, Deepotsav was celebrated there. Work on Kashi Vishwanath corridor project in Varanasi is also progressing rapidly. Now, the country aims high and also sets a time limit to achieve these aims,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kedarnath.

Nov 05, 2021 10:52 IST

PM Modi in Kedarnath

“There was a time when spirituality and religion were believed to be associated only with stereotypes. But, Indian philosophy talks about human welfare, sees life in a holistic manner. Adi Shankaracharya worked to make the society aware about this truth,” ANI quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying.

Nov 05, 2021 10:40 IST

I Regularly Reviewed Re-development Works at Kedarnath from Delhi: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Kedarnath, said he regularly reviewed redevelopment works at the holy site from Delhi. “I reviewed progress of different works being carried out here through drone footage. I want to thank all ‘rawals’ here for their guidance for these works,” he said.

Nov 05, 2021 10:35 IST

'I'm Grateful to Everyone Who Inspired Me to Establish This Project': PM Modi

“I am grateful to everyone who have inspired me to establish this project towards the path of progress in the land of ‘Baba Kedar’. Various Temples, Jyotirlingas, Shakti Dhams, Munis and devotees across the country have devoured their blessings and faith in this new development project and have joined me virtually to be a part of this ceremonious event,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today after unveiling a 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya and inaugurating several re-development projects at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand.

Nov 05, 2021 10:30 IST

PM Modi Speaks at Kedarnath

“You all are witness to the inauguration of Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi here today. His devotees are present here in spirit. All maths and ‘jyotirlingas’ in the country are connected with us today,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today after inaugurating several re-development projects at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand.

Nov 05, 2021 10:23 IST

PM Modi Inaugurates Re-development Projects Worth Rs 130 Crore at Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated re-development projects worth Rs 130 crore at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. These projects include Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghat, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini.

PM Modi Inaugurates Re-development Projects Worth Rs 130 Crore at Kedarnath
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Nov 05, 2021 10:01 IST

PM Modi Performs 'Rudra Abhishek' at Kedarnath Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed ‘Rudra Abhishek’ at Kedarnath temple and also offered prayers at the shrine in Uttarakhand. (Image: Screengrab from a video shared by Prasar Bharti on its Twitter handle)

PM Modi Performs 'Rudra Abhishek' at Kedarnath Temple

Nov 05, 2021 09:45 IST

WATCH | PM Modi Unveils 12-foot Statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya

Modi in Kedarnath Live | Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered prayers at the Shiva temple in Kedarnath and unveiled a 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya at the seer’s reconstructed samadhi. Work on the Shankaracharya statue, weighing around 35 tonnes, had begun in 2019.

Nov 05, 2021 09:36 IST

PM Modi Unveils Magnificent Statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya and inaugurated the rebuilt samadhi of the eighth century seer.

PM Modi Unveils Magnificent Statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya

Nov 05, 2021 09:27 IST

PM Modi Undertakes Circumambulation of Kedarnath Temple

Modi in Kedarnath Live | Prime Minister Narendra Modi also undertook a circumambulation of the Kedarnath temple after paying obeisance to Lord Shiva at the shrine in Uttarakhand.

PM Modi Undertakes Circumambulation of Kedarnath Temple

Nov 05, 2021 09:20 IST

PM's Vision is to Develop Devbhoomi as World's Spiritual & Cultural Capital: U'khand CM

PM Modi in Kedarnath | Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision is to develop Devbhoomi as the world’s spiritual and cultural capital where people from across the globe come for peace.

Nov 05, 2021 09:07 IST

WATCH | PM Modi Offers Prayers at Kedarnath Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered prayer at Kedarnath temple. PM Modi’s historic visit will also see him inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of reconstruction projects worth over Rs 400 crore at the Himalayan temple. Work on the Shankaracharya statue, weighing around 35 tonnes, had begun in 2019.

Nov 05, 2021 08:50 IST

PM Modi Offers Prayers at Kedarnath Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at Kedarnath temple. Kedarpuri reconstruction is considered the prime minister’s dream project whose progress is reviewed personally by him at regular intervals.

Nov 05, 2021 08:41 IST

Unveiling of Adi Guru Shankaracharya Statue to be Streamed Live at Various Places

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received at Dehradun’s Jollygrant airport by Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd), Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and his cabinet colleagues Subodh Uniyal and Ganesh Joshi, besides Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal. Unveiling of the 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya will be streamed live at the 12 jyotirlingas, four Shankaracharya mutts (monasteries), his birthplace and several prominent temples across the country.

Nov 05, 2021 08:31 IST

PM to Lay Foundation Stone of Kedarpuri Reconstruction Projects Worth Over Rs 400 Cr

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone of Kedarpuri reconstruction projects worth over Rs 400 crore, inaugurate other key infrastructure projects including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on the Mandakini river.

Nov 05, 2021 08:22 IST

PM Modi Arrives at Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Kedarnath to offer prayers at the shrine and will also inaugurate Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi shortly.

Modi in Kedarnath Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Kedarnath and offered prayers at the Lord Shiva temple. Later, he also unveiled a 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya — the 8th-century seer who had attained Moksha at Kedarnath. The ‘samadhi’ has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.

Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated re-development projects worth Rs 130 crore at Kedarnath. These projects include Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini.

The Kedarpuri construction project is among Prime Minister Modi’s dream projects. He has been personally reviewing the construction work at regular intervals. Elaborating on PM Modi’s tour, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had said, “The Samadhi site of Adi Guru Shankaracharya has been completed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it on November 5. Along with this, Saraswati Ghat, the residence of the pilgrimage priests, has also been ready, which will be dedicated on November 5.” Dhami added that PM Modi’s vision is to develop Devbhoomi as the world’s spiritual and cultural capital where people from across the globe come for peace.

Unveiling of Adi Shankaracharya’s statue is being streamed live at the 12 jyotirlingas, four Shankaracharya mutts (monasteries), his birthplace and several prominent temples across the country. The CM, who along with his Cabinet colleagues has reviewed preparations at the temple ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, said all arrangements are in place and Kedarpuri is all decked up to welcome Modi.

Some priests at the Kedarnath temple, however, have threatened to obstruct the prime minister’s visit if the government doesn’t agree to their demands. The priests are opposing the formation of the Chardham Devasthanam Board, which is envisioned to be an umbrella body to regulate shrines and temples under its purview. And Trivendra Singh bore the brunt of the priests’ anger because the board was created through legislation during his chief ministership.

Rawat was once stopped from entering the temple without getting darshan. The priests also protested against the visit of state BJP president Madan Kaushik and cabinet minister Dhan Singh Rawat.

The Chardham Devasthanam Board, which is chaired by the chief minister, controls the management of 51 temples in the state, including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Bill was tabled in the state Assembly in December 2019, was passed in the same month and a gazette notification was published on 15 January 2020.

The board was constituted with the chief minister as its chairman, state culture minister as Deputy Chairman, and chief secretary as ex-officio members along with other office-bearers. Its main purpose is to consolidate control over the temple funds and properties and regulate the budgetary flow and expenditures.

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