Guwahati: PM Narendra Modi on Friday offered prayers at Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Temple on the first day of Navratri, spring season and New Year’s Day according to Hindu calendar based on the beginning of new moon.
After offering prayers at one of the famous temple the country, the Prime Minsiter tweeted: “After many years, on first day of Navratri, getting an opportunity to visit Kamakhya Temple & offer prayers to Maa Kamakhya. Feeling blessed.”
Earlier in the day, PM Modi tweeted his wishes saying, “greetings to people across India celebrating the advent of the New Year. May this new year bring joy & prosperity.”
The ancient temple is dedicated to Maa Kamakhya, the synopsis of female energy and is situated about 8 kilometers towards the west direction to the city of Guwahati on the Nilachal Hill.
Campaigning for the BJP in Assam, the Prime Minister will address several rallies in the state today, where polling will be held on Monday in the second and final phase of Assembly elections.