Devotees to be barred from entering Muktinath for 20 hours

Devotees visiting Muktinath will be banned from entering the temple from 20 hours before the visit of Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.

Indian PM Modi will first visit Janakpur on Friday and then come to Muktinath the next day at around 9 o’ clock in the morning. With the objective of making Modi’s visit safe, the local authorities took the decision of prohibiting pilgrims from visiting the temple from Friday 4 pm to Saturday 12 pm.

The pilgrims who will reach Muktinath by chartering a helicopter have also been forbidden to enter the temple.

Three helipads have been kept ready in Muktinath for the anticipated visit of Modi. Two of the helipads were already there but one was recently added considering Modi’s visit.

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