Guruvayur under tight security ahead of Narendra Modi's visit
Guruvayur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple on Saturday. He will offer Thulabharam with lotus flowers at the temple. After visiting the temple, Modi will address BJP workers at a public meeting on Sri Krishna school grounds around 11.25 am.
The district police beefed up security at the temple and its premises. According to reports 1,500 police personnel have been deployed here.
Ahead of his visit to Guruvayur, he arrived Kochi naval airport on Friday night around 11.50 pm. Kerala Governor justice P Sadasivam, Union Minister V Muraleedharan, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran and MP Suresh Gopi received him at Kochi. Later, he arrived the government guest house in Kochi around 12.05 am.
According to reports, he will reach Guruvayur by a special helicopter on Saturday morning. His helicopter is expected to land at the helipad at Sri Krishna College around 9.45 am. After having refreshment at Sreevalsm guest house, he will visit the temple between 10 am to 11.10 am.
Though former prime ministers Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Narasimha Rao had visited Guruvayur, Modi is the first Prime Minister who will address a political meeting in Guruvayur.
Restriction on using helicam, drone
As part of security, the district Collector in an order strictly banned flying microlight aircraft, hang gliders, remote control toy planes, helicam and drones in the premises of the temple and helipad at Sree Krishna College.
Regulation on devotees in Guruvayur
Entry of devotees will be regulated in the temple from 9 am on Saturday. Prime Minister is scheduled to visit the temple between 10 am to 11.10 am. The temple will be closed at 11.30 am for ‘Ucha pooja’. It is not confimed that whether devotees will be allowed to enter the temple from 11.10 am to 11.30 am.
Guruvayur Devaswom committee informed that devotees will be allowed to enter without restrictions before 9 am and after 12.15 pm.