Wednesday, November 29, 2023

All you need to know about the ‘Mahakal Lok’

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Narottam Mishra, the home minister for Madhya Pradesh, predicted that the ceremony will be “memorable.” According to him, “the entire state is waiting for that time, and we all shall participate in the event in some way or another.”

  • Almost 900-meter-long “Mahakal Lok” corridor’s first phase was officially opened as part of the $856 million Mahakaleshwar Temple corridor development project. The cost to create the corridor was 316 crore.
  • The old Rudrasagar Lake, which has also been revitalised as part of the construction project around the historic Mahakaleshwar Temple, will be skirted by the Mahakal Lok.
  • Near the beginning of the corridor that makes its way to the temple’s entrance and provides an appealing view along the way, two imposing gateways – Nandi Dwar and Pinaki Dwar – that have been separated by a short distance have been erected.
  • Sandstone pillars with elaborate carvings have been used to construct a colonnade of 108 elegant pillars. On the decorative pillars, artisans and artists primarily from Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Orissa have laboured.
  • The Mahakal Lok’s main attractions are gushing fountains and a continuous panel of more than 50 murals depicting tales from the “Shiv Puran.”
  • The Mahakal Path is lined with a number of religious statues illustrating Lord Shiva’s life.
  • Stories from the Shiva Purana, including the act of creation, the birth of Ganesha, the tale of Sati and Daksha, and others, are shown in the mural along the hallway.

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