Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at Sree Krishna Temple in Guruvayur in Thrissur. PM Modi is on a visit to Kerala for the first time after getting massive mandate in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections 2019.
He also performed a ‘thulabharam’ (a ritual with weighing scales) using lotus flowers. He arrived in Kochi late Friday night and was received at the naval airport by Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and state Devaswam Minister Kadakampally Surendran. He stayed at the Government Guest House in Kochi.
Modi left Kochi at 9.20 AM and his helicopter landed at Sree Krishna College ground near Guruvayur at 9.50 AM today. The prime minister reached there in a special naval helicopter from the Kochi naval airport.
This was his first visit to a religious place after assuming the chair of the prime minister for a second consecutive term. Earlier, also he had visited the temple in the past during his stint as the chief minister of Gujarat.