Mahakal Corridor: PM Modi to inaugurate Ujjain’s temple redevelopment project
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The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Mahakal Corridor constructed at a cost of Rs 350 crore at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on October 11.
About Mahakal corridor
The construction work of Mahakal Corridor project in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh is in progress as per the plan.
Mahakal Mandir Parisar Vistar Yojna is a plan for the expansion, beautification, and decongestion of the Mahakaleshwar temple and its adjoining area in Ujjain district.
Under the scheme, the Mahakaleshwar temple complex of about 2.82 hectares is being increased to 47 hectares, which will be developed by the Ujjain district administration in two phases.
The project will include a 17-hectare Rudrasagar lake.
This corridor is going to be four times bigger than Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.
Shri Mahakaleshwar of Ujjain is considered one of the twelve famous Jyotirlingas of India.
According to Hindu mythology, the temple was built by Lord Brahma and is currently situated on the banks of the holy Kshipra River.
According to the records, the Mahakal lingam of the temple is believed to be swayambhu (self-manifested) and unlike any other Jyotirlinga in the country, the idol of Mahakaleshwar faces south.
The bhasma-aarti is the first ritual conducted at the temple in the morning to wake the God.
This temple is revered as one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas in India.
The present form of the temple was built in 1734 AD by the Maratha general Ranoji Shinde.
The collectorate office of Ujjain district now manages the administration of the temple.
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