Modi to make offerings worth Rs 40,000 at Guruvayoor temple
Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will fly from here to Guruvayoor to offer to prayers at the famed Sri Krishna Temple, will make various offerings worth around Rs 40,000.
Modi arrived in Kochi late Friday night. He will fly to the temple town in a helicopter from the Cochin Naval base.
According to authorities, Modi is expected to be in the temple for an hour where he will be offering various items including ghee, a special variety of red plantain (kathali), a 'tulabharam' with lotus flowers, among other things.
112 kilograms of lotus flowers have been ordered for the PM’s tulabharam (weighing in). The flowers were brought from Suchindram village at Nagarcoil in Tamil Nadu.
Lotus flowers cost Rs 8 per flower and Rs 200 per kilogram. A kilogram of lotus flowers will have 50 flowers. Tulabharam with lotus flowers is performed to bring good fortune.
Modi had visited the temple in 2008 soon after he became the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second time. Back then, he had performed tulabharam with lotus flowers.
After completing his visit to the temple, Modi will address a public rally near here following which he will return to Delhi in the afternoon.
(With inputs from IANS)