Tuesday will see the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Madhya Pradesh for the opening of the first stage of the Mahakal Lok Corridor extension of the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. The project is costing Rs. 850 crores to develop.
Modi, who spent the previous two days in Gujarat, will depart from the Ahmedabad airport at 3:35 PM on Tuesday and arrive in Indore at the same time. At 5:00 pm, he will take a helicopter from Indore to the helipad in Ujjain. According to government sources cited by PTI, Modi would arrive at the Mahakal temple at 5:25 p.m., do puja, and then dedicate the Mahakal Lok to the country between 6:25 and 7:05 p.m.
Ujjain is prepared for the big occasion, with enormous TV screens for the live transmission and oil lights strung across the railings of the 600-meter-long Hari Phatak Bridge leading to the Mahakaleshwar temple.
Extensive preparations have been made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to formally inaugurate the first stage of the Mahakal Lok Corridor expansion of the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain on Tuesday.
Ujjain is prepared for the big occasion, with enormous TV screens for the live transmission and oil lights strung across the railings of the 600-meter-long Hari Phatak Bridge leading to the Mahakaleshwar temple. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the state’s chief minister, has called for Diwali-style celebrations to honor the anniversary.
A comprehensive development plan for expanding, enriching, and cleansing the temple grounds is the Mahakal Maharaj Mandir Parisar Vistar Yojna project.
The building of the Mahakal Lok Corridor with a tourist plaza that has two entrances—Nandi Dwaar and Pinaki Dwaar—represents the project’s initial phase. A 900-meter-long pedestrian corridor has been erected linking Mahakal Temple to 108 paintings and 93 sculptures of Lord Shiva along the route. Among the plaza’s facilities will be ticketing kiosks.
At 5.30 p.m., the PM is expected to arrive in Indore. Once at Ujjain, he will take part in the “sandhya aarti” before unveiling the tunnel. He will then board another helicopter there. Along with the CM, he will speak at an “aam sabha” at the close-by Karthikey ground following the unveiling.
Soon after, the prime minister would take part in a public event at the Karthik Mela Ground. Around 8.30 p.m., he will depart from Ujjain for Indore, and at around 9 p.m., he will arrive in Delhi.
Extensive preparations for the major event have been done in Ujjain before the Prime Minister’s arrival. This features big TVs so that viewers can see the live broadcast. Oil lamps have also been used to illuminate the Hari Phatak Bridge, which connects to the Mahakaleshwar temple. Before the event, cultural programs have been taking place throughout the city.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, called for Diwali-style celebrations to celebrate the anniversary after reviewing the planning on Sunday.
The Mahakal Lok corridor, which is expected to be one of the longest in the nation, is more than 900 meters long. It surrounds the former Rudrasagar Lake, and the entrances to the Mahakaleshwar temple are reached by the Nandi Dwar and Pinaki Dwar gates. The stretch has a beautiful design and is anticipated to draw many fans.
The Mahakal Lok’s main attractions include a grand colonnade of 108 ornate pillars made of finely carved sandstone, gushing fountains, and a running panel of more than 50 paintings illustrating tales from the Shiv Puran, an official told PTI.
For Rs 316 crore, the first phase of Mahakal Lok was constructed. One of the nation’s 12 jyotirlingas is the Mahakaleshwar Temple.