On a three-day visit to Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag region, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi not only visited Kedarnath Temple but also served tea and food to devotees. Interacting with the crowds while he served them, Rahul Gandhi also received blessings from seers. Here is everything you need to know.
Going on a pilgrimage to the holiest places across the nation is something that Indians, no matter what their religion, have always done. From Ajmer to Tirupati, Udupi to Amritsar, people flock to these holy sites to pray to the gods, ask for their blessings, and a few also perform something called Sewa or service for the wellbeing of all. And that is precisely what Rahul Gandhi is doing during his trip to Kedarnath.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day personal trip to Uttarakhand, and once in the state, he made a beeline for the holy pilgrim site of Kedarnath temple, which is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Arriving very early in the morning while it was still dark at the high-altitude location, Rahul Gandhi was welcomed by his party workers and even the temple priests. Soo after, he was spotted serving tea to early morning devotees at the pilgrim spot.
A number of videos show how Rahul Gandhi interacted with the devotees before serving them with tea. Many devotees, seeing him serving tea, also flocked around to talk to him and click pictures. Writing on his Facebook, Rahul Gandhi only revealed that he has visited Kedarnath, “had a darshan and worshipped.” But while he didn’t mention the services he provided to the public there, the Congress party on X did that for him.
In another set of posts on X by the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi can also be seen serving food in true Langar or Bhandara style with his own hands. From makeshift stalls set up outside Kedarnath temple, Rahul Gandhi served devotees and sadhus or seers with what looks like hot Khichdi and prasad. In one picture, a happy seer can also be seen giving blessings to the Congress leader. Rahul Gandhi is expected to be in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand for three days in what he says is a part of his Bharat Jodo Andolan.
Previously, Rahul Gandhi has visited places like the Delhi-Murthal highway, Amritsar’s Golden Temple and plenty of other places where he interacted with ordinary Indians, shared food with them and heard all about their problems. It is expected that the Kedarnath visit will also reveal much and provide direction to the leader. For those unaware, Kedarnath temple is located 3,584 metres above sea level and is a part of the Char Dhams in Uttarakhand.