Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth has started on his annual pilgrimage to the Himalayas this morning. He has been visiting the Dunagiri caves near the Himalayas to meditate, where an ancient yogi Mahavatar Babaji, who was believed to have an eternal body lived.

The star along with his friends have built a meditation centre on the foothills of the Himalayas to celebrate the 100 years of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS). The non-profit religious organisation was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1917. Rajinikanth is expected to meditate in the centre before heading to the caves.

This has been in practise for the past decade with most of his earlier visits coinciding with important events in his life. This time, it is believed to be about his entry into politics, and the release of his two big banner films – ‘Kaala’ and ‘2.0’.