PM inaugurated Shri Mahakal Lok temple complex at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Shri Mahakal Lok at Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on 11 October.

Important facts 

  • Shri Mahakal Lok is a place where all the mythological stories of Lord Shankar will be seen at one place.

  • It is built in the Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of the country.

  • Apart from this, the venue has been declared as a no fly zone.

  • The estimated cost of Shree Mahakal Corridor, built on the lines of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, is Rs 800 crore.

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.

Mahakaleshwar Temple 

  • 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 temple is three-storeyed, with Mahakaleshwar at the bottom, Omkareshwar in the middle and the linga of Nagchandreshwar in the upper part.

  • The collectorate office of Ujjain district now manages the administration of the temple.

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