Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase ‘Mahakal Lok’ corridor on Tuesday in Ujjain, which is 900 metres in length. In the long line of temple renovation projects ‘ Shri Mahakal Lok project’ is also included, which is aimed towards lifting up the tourism and experience of pilgrimages in the city. Ahead of the inauguration ceremony for Mahakal Lok Corridor, Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan assessed all the preparations.
Mahakal Corridor Project, Ujjain
Madhya Pradesh’s Home Minister Narottam Mishra also asserted that “the inauguration will be a memorable moment”. “The entire state is waiting for that moment and we all will participate in the event in some way or the other”, he was quoted saying by PTI.
G Kishan Reddy, Union Culture Minister, also shared delightful glimpses of the Mahakal Lok Corridor while captioning the post, “The first phase of the Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple Corridor of Ujjain is all set to be inaugurated by Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji tomorrow 11th, October,”
Specialities of ₹850 Cr Worth Mahakal Lok Project
This ₹850 Cr worth mega project of temple renovation, the Mahakal Lok Project is aimed towards attracting more tourists and enhancing the overall experience of pilgrims visiting the temple, says the Government. This project will be built in two phases, out of which the first phase – 900m long Mahakal Lok Corridor, is completed and will be inaugurated today by PM Modi. With the help of modern architecture, heritage structures will be restored.
“The Mahakal Path contains 108 stambhs (pillars) which depict Anand Tandav Swaroop (a dance form) of Lord Shiva. Many religious sculptures depicting the life of Lord Shiva are installed along the Mahakal Path. The mural wall along the path is based on Shiva Purana stories such as the act of creation, the birth of Lord Ganesha, and the story of Sati and Daksha, among others.”
The site (Plaza), which is 2.5 hectares area-wise, is decorated by a surrounding lotus pond and along with fountains it also contains a mesmerising sculpture of Lord Shiva. The Integrated Command and Control Centre will monitor the area 24X7 with the help of AI technology and surveillance cameras.