Modi in his meeting with Yadav discussed how to further strengthen ties between the two countries.
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and senior officials from India and Nepal were present at the meeting that lasted about 15 minutes.

The meeting will be followed by a vegetarian lunch, which will include some Gujarati dishes. The lunch was vegetarian since this is a Monday that falls in the traditional Sravan month.

“Felt extremely blessed”

Modi's meeting with the president was preceded by a visit to the Pashupatinath temple where he prayed, announced Rs.25 crore for a dharamshala and offered 2,500 kg of sandalwood.

A devout Hindu, 63-year-old Modi was at the temple of Lord Shiva for about 45 minutes on a 'Shravan ashtami' which is considered auspicious.

"Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at Pashupatinath Temple this morning," Modi tweeted after offering the puja at 5th century temple on the second and last day of his maiden trip to Nepal after assuming office in May.

“Pashupatinath and Kashi Vishwanath (of Varanasi) are the same. I am full of emotions and I pray that the blessings of Pashupatinath, which unite Nepal and India, may continue for people of the two countries," wrote Modi, who was elected to Parliament from Varanasi, the city known as the abode of Lord Shiva.

Modi impresses Nepalese leaders

The commitments and candour in the expressions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meetings with Nepalese leaders have paved the way for renewing bilateral relations between India and Nepal.

On Sunday evening, Modi addressed a section of Nepali politicians who regularly rake up anti-India sentiments and demand that the Nepal-India Friendship Treaty of 1950 be revisited, something that the Indian Prime Minister has promised to do.

"What kind of changes do you need in the 1950 treaty? I urge you all to come to a common ground and present a new proposal. But I also ask you not to do politics over it which would not benefit either side," Modi said in a banquet hosted by Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.

A section of Nepal's polity, particularly the Maoists, have been urging that the treaty be replaced, given the changed political context but have been failing to arrive at a concrete solution.

The recently-concluded third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission agreed to work on a replacement and the ball is now in Nepal's court, say observers.

Though Modi's remarks have impressed Nepali leaders, it is very difficult for politicians in Nepal to arrive at a consensus given their fractured and almost divided ideology. UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who was seen thumping the desk repeatedly when Modi addressed the Nepali parliament on Sunday, was all praise for Modi.

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