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President Ramnath Kovind offers prayers at Kedarnath temple, prays for India’s prosperity; see photos

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Mon September 25 2017, 11:02 am
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    President Ramnath Kovind along with family paid obeisance at the famous Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Uttarakhand today and prayed for the country's prosperity and well being. Accompanied by Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the president along with his wife Savita and other family members arrived at Kedarnath in a MI-17 at around 8 AM. After getting down at the helipad located behind the high altitude temple amid overcast conditions, the president and his family members took a round of the newly built Kedarpuri in all terrain vehicles to have a look at the reconstruction work. The shrine had witnessed massive devastation in the June 2013 flash floods. (PTI Photo)

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    After taking a round of Kedarpuri, Kovind and his family worshipped Baba Kedarnath, one of the 12 'jyotirlingas' in the country. He spent around 20 minutes inside the sanctum sanctorum of the famed temple performing 'rudrabhishek' of Lord Shiva. (PTI Photo)

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    Traditional delicacies of Uttarakhand were offered to the president as 'prasad'. (PTI Photo)

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    The president then left for Gauchar where he and his family took rest for a while at the ITBP guest house before setting out for Badrinath. (PTI Photo)

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    Kovind spent around twenty minutes at Badrinath to offer prayers before leaving for the Jollygrant airport. (PTI Photo)

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    The president's visit was smooth even as many parts of Uttarakhand received rain today. (PTI Photo)

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