Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand today. The Himalayan shrine, dedicated to Lord Shiva, has been visited multiple times by PM Modi during his ongoing term in the office. Keeping in view PM's arrival, security was tightened near the shrine which is located at 11,755 ft above the sea level. In November 2018, PM Modi had visited the Kedarnath shrine during Diwali. PM Modi's visit to the holy shrine comes a day ahead of last phase of LS polls for 59 parliamentary constituencies, including Varanasi, This year, the portals of the Kedarnath temple in the Garhwal Himalayan range of Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district were thrown open to pilgrims on May 9 after a six-month-long winter break.