Ujjain Mahakal Corridor Know how


Mahakal Corridor

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

To revive the glory of the historical city, Ujjain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Mahakaleshwar Temple corridor development project worth 856 crore on Tuesday. The project, after completion, will become one of the largest corridors in the country.
The more than 900-meter-long project spreads around the old Rudrasagar Lake. It is worth noting that the lake has also been redeveloped as part of the Mahakal river project. The project will not only bring a large number of devotees to Ujjain but will also make the city a global tourist destination.

 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.