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Upendra Bharati | HENB | Nilachal Hill (Guwahati) April 8, 2016:: A devout Hindu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday offered prayers to Goddess Ma Kamakhya Devi at her historic temple atop Nilachal Hill here before resuming his poll campaign in Assam. Pm Modi also observed first day fast for the nine day observance of Navaratri starts today.
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. Kamakhya Temple is believed as the most powerful Tantrik (occultism) Shakti Pith (seat of power) among the total 51 traditional Shakti Piths in India.
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.
Obviously PM Narendra Modi offered prayers at Kamakhya Temple for the prosperity and security of the Nation and the victory of BJP in Assam assembly too.
The Khamakhya Temple Trust honoured PM Modi by presenting a replica of Kamakhya Mata Temple after holding a special puja for him.
__with input from PTI.