PM dedicates Mahakal Lok to the nation

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the dedication of the Phase I of the Mahakal Lok Project to the Nation, at Shri Mahakal Lok, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on October 11, 2022.
  • Divinity of India will pave the way for a peaceful world
  • India has remained immortal for thousands of years due to its spiritual strength
  • Religion for India means collective determination of our duties
  • New India of today is moving forward with its ancient values 

Ujjain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underscored the existence of Kaal (time) ceases, the boundaries of time dissolve, and the journey from nothingness to infinity begins with the blessings of Mahakal.

The Prime Minister was addressing a public function after dedicating Phase I of the Mahakal Lok Project (Mahakal Corridor) to the nation, and performing pooja and aarti at the inner sanctum of the Mahakal temple here on Tuesday 11 October 2011.

PM addressing the gathering at the dedication of the Phase I of the Mahakal Lok Project to the Nation, at Shri Mahakal Lok, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on October 11, 2022.

The Prime Minister began his address by hailing Lord Mahakal and said, “ Jai Mahakal! This energy of Ujjain, this enthusiasm! This aura of Avantika, this wonderfulness, this bliss! This glory of Mahakal, this greatness! There is nothing worldly in ‘Mahakal Lok’. There is nothing ordinary in the company of Shankar. Everything is supernatural and extraordinary. It is unforgettable and unbelievable.”

The Prime Minister said Ujjain has not only been the centre of India according to astrological calculation but it has been the centre of India’s soul too. Ujjain is a city that is counted among the seven sacred puris and a place where Lord Krishna himself came for education. Ujjain has seen the splendour of the legendary King Vikramaditya and the beginning of India’s golden age. The Prime Minister remarked that Ujjain has gathered history in itself. “Every particle of Ujjain is engulfed in spirituality, and it transmits ethereal energy to every nook and corner.” The Prime Minister continued, “Ujjain has led India’s wealth and prosperity, knowledge and dignity, civilization and literature for thousands of years.”

PM performs Darshan and Pooja at Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh on October 11, 2022.

The Prime Minister explained, “In order to reach the pinnacle of success, it is necessary that the nation touches its cultural heights and stands proudly with its identity.” Continuing with the importance of cultural confidence, the Prime Minister said ”the cultural splendour of a nation is so vast only when the flag of its success is fluttering on the world stage. And, to reach the pinnacle of success, it is also necessary that the nation touches its cultural excellence, and stands proudly with its identity.” “That is why in the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal, India has called for Panch Prans like “freedom from the mentality of slavery” and “pride in our heritage”, he added. For the same purpose, development work on the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is going on at a rapid pace. “Vishwanath Dham in Kashi is adding pride to the cultural capital of India. Development works are setting new records in Somnath. With the blessings of Baba Kedar in Uttarakhand, new chapters of development are being written in the Kedarnath-Badrinath pilgrimage area. For the first time after independence, our four Dhams are going to connect with all weather roads through the Chardham Project”, the Prime Minister said.

“The pride of many such centres of our spiritual consciousness is being restored across the country with the help of Swadesh Darshan and Prasad Yojana. And now in this series, this grand ‘Mahakal Lok’ is also ready to welcome the future with the glory of the past”, the Prime Minister added.

The Prime Minister explained the concept of the importance of Jyotirlingas. He said “I believe, this development of our Jyotirlingas is the development of India’s spirituality, the development of India’s knowledge and philosophy. This cultural philosophy of India is once again touching the zenith and getting ready to guide the world.” The Prime Minister explained that Lord Mahakal is the only Jyotirlinga which is South facing and the Bhasma Aarti of Lord Shiva here is famous all over the world. “Every devotee definitely wants to see Bhasma Aarti in his life. I also see the vitality and vibrancy of our India in this tradition”, Modi added.

Talking about Lord Shiva, the Prime Minister said “Soyam Bhootim Vibhushanah”, that is, the one who wears the ashes is also ‘sarvadhimpah always’. He is also eternal and indestructible. Therefore, where there is a Mahakal, there are no boundaries of periods. “In the refuge of Mahakal, there is vibration even in poison. In the presence of Mahakal, there is a revival even from the end”, he added.

Further Modi said “It is the spiritual confidence of our civilization, due to which India has remained immortal for thousands of years. As long as these centres of our faith remained awakened, the consciousness of India is awakened, and the soul of India is awakened.

Recalling history, the Prime Minister talked about invaders like Iltutmish who made efforts to destroy the energy of Ujjain. He also recalled all the exploitation of India in the past. Modi said quoting the sages and rishis,” What will death do to us when we have the blessings of Mahakal Shiva?  He continued, “India was revived, then rose again from the energy of these authentic centres of faith. Today once again, in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Amar Avantika is proclaiming the cultural immortality of India.”.

Throwing light on what religion means to India, the Prime Minister underscored that it is a collective determination of our duties. “The goal of our resolutions is the welfare of the world, and service to mankind.”  Modi reiterated that we worship Lord Shiva, and bow to the Vishwapati who is engaged in the welfare of the whole world in many ways. “This has always been the spirit of the pilgrimages, temples, monasteries and faith centres of India”, he added.

alking about spirituality and education, the Prime Minister pointed out that spiritual centres like Kashi have been the capital of knowledge, philosophy and art along with religion, and places like Ujjain have been the centres of research related to astronomy. The Prime Minister further explained that the New India of today is moving forward with its ancient values while also reviving the tradition of science and research along with faith. “Today we are standing equal to the big powers of the world in the field of astronomy.” Throwing light on India’s space missions like Chandrayaan and Gaganyaan the Prime Minister remarked that today India is also launching satellites of other countries into space. “India is ready to take that leap in the sky”. “In the field of defence, India is moving towards self-reliance with full force. From sports to startups the youth of India are showcasing their talent on the world stage.”

The Prime Minister said, “Where there is innovation, there will be renovation.”  Remarking on the losses incurred during the years of slavery, the Prime Minister said ”India is reclaiming its glory by renovating the places of its pride, honour and legacy.” He further added that the entire country as well as humanity will reap its benefits. Concluding the address, the Prime Minister said, “With the blessings of Mahakal, the grandeur of India will create new possibilities of development in the world and the divinity of India will pave the way for a peaceful world.”

Governor of Madhya Pradesh Mangubhai Patel, Governor of Chhattisgarh Anusuiya Uikey, Governor of Jharkhand Ramesh Bains,  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Dr.Virendra Kumar, Jyotiraditya Scindia and G Kishan Reddy, Union Ministers of State, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Prahlad Patel were prominent among those present.

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