Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday inaugurate the 85th annual Sivagiri pilgrimage celebrations at Sivagiri Mutt in Kerala via video conferencing.

Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the conference at 10.15 am, he said.

Sivagiri is the holy abode of one of the great saints and social reformers of India, Sree Narayan Guru.

In 2015, Modi had visited the Sivagiri Mutt, a revered spiritual centre established in by the renowned 20th century saint-social reformer Sree Narayana Guru, and paid respects at his samadhi.

Modi had spent about a few minutes at the Sivagiri hillock, located around 50 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, and offered obeisance at the ‘maha samadhi mandapam’, the final resting place of the legendary Guru.

Established by Narayana Guru who propagated the message of ‘One Caste, One Religion and One God for Mankind’, the Sivagiri Mutt is a major spiritual-cum-pilgrim centre of the backward Ezhava community in Kerala.