Golden combination of culture and spirituality
Shiva is the immobile universal soul, the worship of Shiva is the worship of Shakti. Shiva is avyakt, he has thousands of forms. The beauty with which India’s unique cultural heritage has been beautifully presented in “Shri Mahakal Lok” is unmatched. Here, Shiva is the embodiment of peace and calm. “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 incredible.
In fact, “Shri Mahakal Lok” of the oldest city of Ujjain, located on the banks of the ancient holy Salila Maa Kshipra, is ready to welcome devotees of Lord Shiva. The newly constructed corridor of the Mahakal Temple was built on 108 pillars, the entire 910 meter Mahakal Temple will rest on these pillars. The Mahakal forest concept beautifully presented in Mahakavi Kalidas’ epic Meghdoot has been given physical form after hundreds of years. This is a unique and wonderful effort to give the full experience of Shiva’s glory to devotees of Shiva visiting Ujjain from all over the world.
“Shri Mahakal Lok” has also been filled with modern arrangements and resources. Its layout is so exquisite that it will overwhelm worshipers and tourists alike. Besides the temples, the worship material, garland and flower shops are also specially made of red stone with beautiful carvings on it. With the establishment of “Shri Mahakal Lok”, devotees of Shiva will be able to experience the stories of Lord Shiva, which are mentioned in the Avanti section of the Mahabharata, Vedas and Skanda Purana, in the holy city of Ujjain. Mahakal Jyotirlinga is the only Jyotirlinga that faces south.
In Sanatan Dharma, Mahakal is considered an important and necessary part of life, which brings peace. This is why thousands of faithful regularly visit this place of worship. Bringing all forms of Shiva to 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 auspiciousness, auspiciousness and providence, he is Sadashiva, who creates the universe from Brahma, asks 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 Indian cultural heritage. There is also a Mrityunjay form of Shiva, whose worship can overcome death. There is also Mahadev here, by whose cult every planet is controlled.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is himself a follower of Shiv, he has participated in Shahi Sawari month of Sawan for many years. During his tenure, the historic Simhastha was held in Ujjain in 2016. In terms of arrangements and resources, it is considered the most successful religious event in India to date. He remained determined to develop Ujjain as a city of religious tourism and in this perspective, in 2017 immediately after Simhastha, the plan of “Shri Mahakal Lok” was drawn up.
It is fortunate for millions of Indians that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also a follower 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” was only realized through 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 to be the place of origin of Mars. The history of Ujjain is considered from time immemorial and it is also considered an excellent place from the political, spiritual and literary point of view. Ujjain holds pride of place among the famous seven puris or cities of mythological and religious significance in India, on the other hand 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 the devotees of Shiva but it will also be fruitful from the point of view of employment and tourism. Thousands of people can travel together in “Shri Mahakal Lok” and all facilities have been provided for the stay. Now devotees of Shiva will also come here for Mahakal darshan and they can also stay comfortably. In this way, job opportunities will also increase. Near Ujjain are also the famous Pashupatinath temples of Mandsaur, Mandu and Omkareshwar. Hence, this whole region of Malwa in Madhya Pradesh will certainly succeed in gaining an identity as a religious corridor. Malwa region is considered to be calm and excellent in terms of climate, now new industries are also coming to this area due to the popularity and attractiveness 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 in India. There are golden prospects that as a wonderful center of cultural heritage, employment and tourism, it will succeed in making its special place across the world.