11 Oct 2022

Madhya Pradesh: PM Narendra Modi Dedicates 'Mahakal Lok' in Ujjain

Ujjain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the first phase of Shri Mahakal Lok Project, a wonderful confluence of spirituality and technology built in the Shri Mahakaleshwar temple complex in Ujjain. A new courtyard of spirituality opened for the devotees. Shri Mahakal Lok will open for the people from Wednesday.

Modi inaugurated the Mahakal Lok by pressing the remote of the Shivling made from Raksha Sutra at 'Nandi Dwar', the entrance of the about 900 meters long grand Shri Mahakal Lok. Amidst chanting of Vedic mantras, Modi took a brief walk in the campus along with Governor Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.  

Modi takes tour of campus: Modi boarded an electric vehicle for a tour of the campus. Through this vehicle, he traveled the entire Mahakal Lok.

Modi also visited the scene of the Tripurasar massacre at Shri Mahakal Lok Complex, Saptarshi Mandal Complex, Navagraha Complex and near Rudrasagar. Everywhere the Prime Minister was seen observing the panoramic views of the place with special interest.

Many stories related to Shiv Puran have been displayed in Shri Mahakal Lok, about which information can be obtained through the barcode installed there. 108 pillars have been built here, in which information related to Shiva Tandava has been given through carvings and murals.

Modi had darshan of Mahakal: Earlier, Modi had darshan of Mahakal and offered worship. The 'Mahakal Lok' project is being developed in two phases at a cost of Rs 856 crore. Through this, the Mahakal complex spread over 2.8 hectares will become 47 hectares. It has a 946 meter long corridor, from where devotees will reach the sanctum sanctorum.

The more than 900-metre-long 'Mahakal Lok' corridor, built as one of the largest such corridors in the country, spreads around the old Rudrasagar Lake which has also been revived as part of the redevelopment project around the famous Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the 12 'jyotirlingas' in the country which attracts a large number of devotees.

Two majestic gateways -- Nandi Dwar and Pinaki Dwar -- separated by a short distance, have been erected near the starting point of the corridor, which winds its way to the temple's entrance and offer an aesthetic view along the way.

A colonnade of 108 ornate pillars made of intricately carved sandstones, gushing fountains and a running panel of more than 50 murals depicting stories from the 'Shiv Puran' are among the major highlights of the Mahakal Lok.

The grand event is part of the Rs 856 crore Mahakaleshwar Temple corridor development project. The first phase of 'Mahakal Lok' has been developed at Rs 316 crore.

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