New Delhi, Aug 3: The huge rock that stopped the Bhagirathi flood from devastating the famous Kedarnath temple will be preserved as it is worth worshipping, Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna has said.
He was replying to questions in Rajat Sharma's show Aap Ki Adalat on India TV.
"Woh chattaan, woh daivi shakti jisne Kedarnath mandir ko bachaya, mandir ke paas us shila ko sarkar sambhaal kar rakhegi. Woh shila khud hi poojaniya hai" (That rock, that divine power which saved Kedarnath temple, will be preserved, as that rock is worth worshipping), Bahuguna said.
The chief minister said, no construction will now be allowed on river banks in Kedarnath and other shrines.
"We have chalked out a major reconstruction plan, which if implemented, will protect the Kedarnath and other shrines for the next 100, 200 or even 300 years", said Bahuguna.