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Updated on: Friday, November 05, 2021, 03:18 PM IST

#PMAtKedarnath: Appreciation and questions flood Twitter as PM Modi offers prayers

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Union Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan on Friday said that unveiling the statue of Adi Shankaracharya at the premises of Kedarnath Temple reflects the traditions of the country's 'Sanatan Dharma'.

"Unveiling of the 12 feet statue of Jagad Guru Shankaracharya by PM Narendra ModiJi reflects the best traditions of India's Sanatan Dharma. Its a gratitude expressed by a grateful nation to a Guru who has enlightened us with his vision and Philosophy," the minister tweeted.

The Prime Minister earlier today unveiled the 12-feet statue of Adi Shankaracharya at the premises of the Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag district. The statue weighs 35 tonnes and is made by Mysore-based sculptors from chlorite schist stone. The statue is known to withstand rain, sunshine and harsh climate. The work on the statue began in 2019.

The Prime Minister during his visit to Kedarnath also offered prayers at the ancient temple and inaugurated various re-development projects worth Rs 130 crores. This is Prime Ministers' second visit to the temple during his term; the last time he visited the Kedarnath temple was in 2019.

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With inputs from ANI.

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Published on: Friday, November 05, 2021, 03:17 PM IST
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