PM Modi To Unveil 12-Feet Tall Adi Shankaracharya Statue In Kedarnath On 5 November
PM Modi To Unveil 12-Feet Tall Adi Shankaracharya Statue In Kedarnath On 5 November
Shri Kedarnath Temple (Himanshu Tiwari/Facebook)

Prime Minister will visit the Kedarnath Temple on 5 November and will thereafter inaugurate Shri Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi and unveil the 12-feet tall statue of Shri Adi Shankaracharya.

The Samadhi has been reconstructed after the destruction in the 2013 floods. The entire reconstruction work has been undertaken under the guidance of the Prime Minister, who has constantly reviewed and monitored the progress of the project.

The said statue has been crafted by sculptors from Mysore. The then Chief Minister (CM) of Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat had praised the sculptors for their formidable job and completing the beautiful statue in a record time.

Born in Kerala in the eighth century, Adi Shankaracharya was an Indian mystic and philosopher who consolidated the doctrines of Advaita Vedanta and made significant contributions towards unifying Hinduism by setting up four mathas across India. He is believed to have taken samadhi at Kedarnath.

Additionally, the Prime Minister will inaugurate key infrastructure projects which have been completed, including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini. The projects have been completed at a cost of over Rs. 130 crore.

He will also lay the foundation stone for multiple projects worth over Rs 180 crore, including the Redevelopment of Sangam Ghat, First Aid and Tourist Facilitation Centre, Admin Office and Hospital, two Guest Houses, Police Station, Command & Control Centre, Mandakini Aasthapath Queue Management and Rainshelter and Saraswati Civic Amenity Building.

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