Shri Mahakal Lok: Golden Combination of Culture and Spirituality

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Shri Mahakal Lok: Golden Combination of Culture and Spirituality

Monday, 10 October 2022 | PNS | UJJAIN

Shiva is the universal immovable soul, worship of Shiva is worship of Shakti. Shiva is avyakt, he has thousands of forms. The beauty with which the unique cultural heritage of India has been beautifully displayed in "Shri Mahakal Lok" is incomparable. Here Shiva is the embodiment of peace and calmness. "Shri Mahakal Lok" is a wonderful confluence of mythology, history and glorious tradition of Sanatan culture and a unique new form. The magnificence and beauty with which it has been displayed is amazing.

In fact, "Shri Mahakal Lok" of the oldest city of Ujjain, situated on the banks of the ancient holy Salila Maa Kshipra, is ready to welcome the devotees of Lord Shiva. The newly constructed corridor of the Mahakal Temple has been built on 108 pillars, the entire Mahakal temple of 910 meters will rest on these pillars. The concept of Mahakal forest beautifully presented in the epic Meghdoot of Mahakavi Kalidas has been given a physical form after hundreds of years. This is a unique and wonderful effort to give the complete experience of Shiva glory to the Shiva devotees visiting Ujjain from all over the world.

"Shri Mahakal Lok" has also been made full of modern arrangements and resources. Its arrangement is so exquisite that it will overwhelm the devotees and tourists. Along with the temples, the shops of worship materials, garlands and flowers are also specially made of red stone with beautiful carvings on them. With the creation of "Shri Mahakal Lok", Shiva devotees will be able to experience the stories of Lord Shiva, which are mentioned in the Avanti section of Mahabharata, Vedas and Skanda Purana, in the holy city of Ujjain. Mahakal Jyotirlinga is the only Jyotirlinga which is facing south.

In Sanatan Dharma, Mahakal is considered an important and necessary part of life, which brings peace. That's why lakhs of devotees regularly visit this place of worship. Bringing all the forms of Shiva at one place through "Shri Mahakal Lok" is such a rare task of the Shivraj government of Madhya Pradesh that there can be no other example.

Shiva is the god of auspicious, propitious and providence, he is Sadashiva, who creates the universe from Brahma, gets Vishnu to maintain it and Rudra destroys it. Thousands of forms of Shiva, Shambhu, Shashishekhar and their glory have been beautifully carved in "Shri Mahakal Lok".

The Shivling is universally a symbol of creation and "Shri Mahakal Lok" is a reflection of the Indian cultural heritage. There is also a Mrityunjay form of Shiva, whose worship can defeat death. There is also Mahadev here, by whose worship every planet is controlled.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan himself is a devotee of Shiv, he has been participating in the Shahi Sawari of Sawan month for many years. During his tenure, the historic Simhastha was organised in Ujjain in the year 2016. In terms of arrangements and resources, it is considered to be the most successful religious event in India so far. He remained committed to develop Ujjain as a religious tourism city and in view of this, in the year 2017 immediately after Simhastha, the plan of "Shri Mahakal Lok" was made.

It is the good fortune for crores of Indians that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also a devotee of Shiva and under his leadership, spiritual and religious places across the country are constantly being rejuvenated. In this way, the dream of "Shri Mahakal Lok" has been realised only due to the foresight of the Prime Minister and the efficiency of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. We all know that Mahakal Darshan has great religious significance. It is considered a place of salvation.



According to Skanda Purana, it is considered the place of origin of Mars. The history of Ujjain is considered from time immemorial and it is also considered to be an excellent place from political, spiritual and literary point of view. Ujjain occupies a prominent place among the seven famous puris or cities of mythological and religious importance of India, on the other hand the divine powers still reside here. Ujjayini is also known as Vishala, Pratikalpa, Kumudvati, Swarnashranga and Amaravati and the Mahakaleshwar temple located here is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The beautiful description of this temple is found in the works of great poets like Puranas, Mahabharata and Kalidas.


The construction of "Shri Mahakal Lok" in Ujjain will not only benefit Shiva devotees but it will also be fruitful from the point of view of employment and tourism. Lakhs of people can travel together in "Shri Mahakal Lok" and all facilities have been provided for the purpose of stay. Now Shiva devotees will also come here for the darshan of Mahakal and they will also be able to stay comfortably. In this way employment opportunities will also increase. Near Ujjain are also the famous Pashupatinath temple of Mandsaur, Mandu and Omkareshwar. Therefore, this entire region of Malwa in Madhya Pradesh will definitely be successful in making an identity as a religious corridor. The region of Malwa is considered to be calm and excellent in terms of weather, now new industries will also be set up in this area due to the popularity and attraction of "Shri Mahakal Lok". However the newly constructed "Shri Mahakal Lok" in Ujjain is going to be a classic example for religious and spiritual places of India. There are golden prospects that as a wonderful centre of cultural heritage, employment and tourism, it will be successful in making its special place across the world.



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