Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered prayers at Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Temple on the first day of spring season and New Year's Day of the traditional Hindu calendar based on the beginning of new moon.
After offering prayers at the famous temple, 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."
Dedicated to Maa Kamakhya, the essence of female energy, is one of the most important ancient Indian temples and is situated about 8 kilometers towards the western side of the city of Guwahati on the Nilachal Hill.
Campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam, the Prime Minister will address several election rallies in the state today, where polling will be held on Monday in the second and final phase of Assembly elections.
He will campaign in Raha, Rangia, Sarbhog and Guwahati.