The Phase-I of the “Mahakal Lok” project, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), will aid pilgrims who visit the temple by giving them access to top-notch contemporary amenities.
“In addition to decongesting the entire neighbourhood, the project will pay particular attention to preserving and restoring historic structures. The temple precinct will nearly triple in size as a result of the redevelopment.
The project’s overall price tag is close to Rs 850 crore. The temple’s current annual foot traffic, which is roughly 1.5 crore, is anticipated to treble. The project’s development has been organised into two phases, “the PMO stated.
Before launching the first phase of “Mahakal Lok,” Prime Minister Modi will conduct prayers at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling. Before speaking to a group, he frequently prays at the Bharat Mata Mandir.
The 108 stambhs (pillars) along the Mahakal Path show Lord Shiva in his Anand Tandav Swaroop (Dance form) form. Along the Mahakal Path, there are numerous statues depicting the life of Lord Shiva.
The mural wall along the Path is based on stories from the Shiva Purana, including those about the act of creation, Ganesha’s birth, Sati’s story, and Daksha’s tale, among others.
There are fountains and a monument of Shiva in the 2.5 hectare Plaza area, which is bordered by a lotus pond. With the use of artificial intelligence and security cameras, the Integrated Command and Control Center will continuously monitor the whole facility.