Ujjain Decked Up Ahead Of ‘Mahakal Lok’ Inauguration


Ujjain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 856-crore Mahakaleshwar Temple corridor development project here on Tuesday that is expected to significantly boost tourism in this holy city of Madhya Pradesh.

A large-size ‘shivaling’ covered in strands of ‘moli’ (sacred) threads has been placed below the grand gateway — Nandi Dwar — of the ‘Mahakal Lok’, sources on Monday said, adding that according to plan, the PM is to officially unveil the ‘shivaling’ to symbolically mark the opening of the mega corridor. 

The new corridor measures over 900 metres in length, is dotted with 108 ornate sandstone columns in a row bearing decorative ‘trishul’ design on top and ‘mudras’ of Lord Shiva on its faces.

It also has gushing fountains surrounded by artistic sculptures of the deity as well as 53 illuminated murals depicting stories from Shiv Puran.

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