PM Modi in Kerala
Prime Minister being received by Justice P. Sathasivam, Governor, Union Minister V Muralidharan in Kerala on his recent visit.Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Kerala on Friday, June 7, on his first visit after being sworn in as the PM for the second consecutive term. He is scheduled to offer prayers at the Guruvayur temple in Thrissur district on Saturday. He will also address the party workers afterwards.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to visit Guruvayur temple tomorrow morning. He will come around 9:30-10:30 around to visit the temple," the Kerala state president of Bharatiya Janata Party, PS Sreedharan Pillai, reportedly said on Friday.

"After the temple visit, he will address a meeting of party workers from the districts of Thrissur and Malappuram at Sree Krishna School grounds. This meeting, called the 'Abinandan Sabha', is the first one called by the prime minister after the thanks- giving trip to his constituency Varanasi," Pillai added.

BJP's Kerala unit also tweeted, "Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi ji to offer prayers at #Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple on June 8. Public meet at Guruvayoor Sree Krishna HS Ground at 10:00 am. All are Welcome."

KB Mohandas, Chairman Guruvayur Dewasom Board also reportedly said that 112 kilograms of lotus flowers have been ordered by the temple administration from Nagarcoil in Tamil Nadu. The PM is said to have expressed his desire to offer flowers at the temple. "The temple will remain closed for public from 9 am to 11 am tomorrow," Mohandas said.

The PM's visit coincides with the Congress president Rahul Gandhi's visit to the state. Gandhi is on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency of Wayanad.

Follow the Live updates on Modi's visit here.

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2019-06-0812:31 (IST)

Thank the people of Guruvayur once again

"I thanks all of you once again, from this pious land of Guruvayur," says Prime Minister while addressing the public meeting.

2019-06-0812:29 (IST)

Support of 130 crore Indians

These elections have put forth India in a newer light in front of the world because of the way 130 crore Indians have come out to support democracy this time - PM Modi

2019-06-0812:27 (IST)

PM addressing public meeting in Kerala

2019-06-0812:26 (IST)

Request the state government to accept Ayushman Bharat Yojana - PM Modi

I request the Kerala state government to accept the Ayushman Bharat scheme so that the poor and the downtrodden of the state can avail its benefits.

2019-06-0812:24 (IST)

Here with all of you during these tough times of Nipah

"The central government is here with all of you now when the Nipah virus has emerged as a danger to the people. We will support the state with all that is needed for fighting against it," says PM Modi.

2019-06-0812:22 (IST)

Protection of our animals

Guruvayur, the temple town is known for its elephants and the fauna. Now our government have taken a huge step by making a separate ministry for the protection of our animals - PM Modi.

2019-06-0812:17 (IST)

Development of tourism in the country

PM Modi says, BJP has taken great efforts in developing tourism in the country. India has reached to the third position in world tourism and tourism council rankings. This will attract tourists from around the world to this country. We have also taken several steps to boost tourism in Kerala.

2019-06-0812:11 (IST)

Our aim is to develop the country

"We the workers of BJP don't come on the grounds just for the elections, we are committed to serving the people for all the 365 days. Our aim is to develop this nation." says PM Modi

2019-06-0812:04 (IST)

Thank everybody present here - PM Modi

I thank everybody present here who participated in the celebration of democracy that our elections are.

2019-06-0812:03 (IST)

Blessed to be here

I thank the temple authorities and Bharatiya Janata Party for this opportunity to be able come and offer my prayers here in guruvayur, says PM Modi.

2019-06-0811:12 (IST)

PM calls the Guruvayur temple "divine and magnificent"

2019-06-0810:58 (IST)

'Abinandan Sabha' to be held after PM's temple visit

The PM will address a meeting, called 'Abhinandad Sabha'  of party workers from the districts of Thrissur and Malappuram after the temple visit.

2019-06-0810:55 (IST)

Temple officials submit memorandum for temple development

The temple officials have reportedly submitted a memorandum for the development of temple upon the PM's meeting with them.

2019-06-0810:42 (IST)

'Thulabharam' ritual being performed

2019-06-0810:37 (IST)

Prime Minister is offering prayer at the Sri Krishna Temple

2019-06-0810:35 (IST)

PM Modi enters Guruvayur temple

The ritual of 'thulabharam' will reportedly be performed, in which the PM will be weighed with lotus flowers.

2019-06-0810:27 (IST)

Crowd gathers in front of the temple premises

A huge crowd has gathered in front of the temple premises. Pilgrims will not be allowed to enter the temple etween 10 am to 11 am keeping in view the PM's security.

2019-06-0810:12 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Sri Krishna Temple in Guruvayoor.

2019-06-0810:09 (IST)

PM Modi to make offerings worth Rs 40,000 at Guruvayur temple

Prime minister will make various offerings worth around Rs 40,000, according to news agency IANS.

2019-06-0810:07 (IST)

PM arrives at Thrissur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer prayers at Sri Krishna Temple in Guruvayur today.

PM Modi in Thrissur