Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the ‘Mahakal Corridor’ project in Ujjain today evening. Know all about the corridor and its details here
The corridor is being built around the centuries-old Mahakaleshwar Temple. It is known to be one of the 12 existing ‘jyotirlingas’ in India. All these twelve jyotirlingas are hugely visited by devotees across the nation. At the beginning point of the corridor, two gateways, namely Nandi Dwar and Pinaki Dwar are erected. Visitors can march towards the magnificent temple through these gates.
– The sanctum sanctorum of Mahakal Temple is the home to the ‘swayambhu’ Shivling, which is believed to have originated from that place on its own. Lakhs of devotees visit this place to worship the lord, Shiva. Number of visitors increases during the Shravan season or Mahashivratri.
– The newly revamped Mahakal Lok will also consist of a colonnade of 108 ornate pillars. These pillars are made of beautifully carved sandstones. Along with this, gushing fountains and mural paintings are other highlights of the place. As many as 50 mural paintings are created on a running panel to depict the stories of Lord Shiva from ‘Shiv Purana’ to the visitors.