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On first day of Navratri, PM Modi offers prayers at historic Kamakhaya temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers to Goddess Ma Kamakhya Devi at her historic temple atop Nilachal Hill here before resuming his poll campaign in Assam.
PTI April 08, 2016 12:20 IST
PTI

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers to Goddess Ma Kamakhya Devi at her historic temple atop Nilachal Hill here before resuming his poll campaign in Assam.

Modi, who came here from Delhi last night, drove up to the base of the Kamakhya temple this morning and walked up the flight of steps to the shrine amid tight security to offer his prayers to the Goddess in the sanctum sanctorum where media was not allowed.

The Prime Minister also performed puja on the occasion of the first day of Navratri at the Shakti Pith dedicated to Goddess Durga and her various incarnations, temple officials said.

Coming out of the shrine, Modi, who visited the temple for the first time, went towards the waiting people and shook hands with them and left for his campaign for the second and final phase of elections on April 11 in 61 constituencies in middle and lower Assam.

Modi is scheduled to address poll meetings at Roha, Rangia, Sorbhog and Guwahati today before returning to Delhi in the evening.

The Prime Minister had also campaigned in the state for the first phase of voting on April 4.