PM Modi, who came to Guwahati from Delhi last night, drove up to the base of the famed temple at Nilachal Hill this morning and walked up the flight of steps to the shrine to offer prayers inside the sanctum sanctorum.
Before resuming his poll campaigns in Assam, the Prime Minister performed puja on the first day of Navratri at the Shakti Pith dedicated to Goddess Durga and her various incarnations, temple officials said.
PM Modi, who visited the temple for the first time, then went towards the people waiting for him, shook hands with them and left for his campaigning for the second and final phase of elections on April 11 in 61 constituencies of the state.
Later, addressing poll meetings at Roha, Rangia, Sorbhog, Modi said, the whole country is "engaged in 'shakti sadhana' and it is my good fortune that on this holy day, I was able to offer my prayers to Maa Kamakhya."
"Navratri is devoted to 'devi upasana'. It is mentioned in the Puranas that it is difficult to find the Devi in most places, but in Kamrup (as Assam is referred to in the Puranas) it is to be found in every home," he said.

Click here: In pics: PM Narendra Modi visits Kamakhya temple in Guwahati


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