Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is famous for the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple. Shiva devotees who throng the place round the year, who had to pass through a congested area, will now enter through the newly inaugurated Mahakal Lok Corridor.
Here is all you need to know about the corridor.
The Mahakal Lok Corridor measures over 900 metres in length. Entry is through two majestic gateways, the Nandi Dwar and the Pinaki Dwar. There are 108 ornate sandstone columns in a row, with the 'Trishul' design on top and various 'mudras' of Lord Shiva etched on the pillars. The corridor is surrounded by the old Rudrasagar lake, which is also part of the development project.
Once you enter the the corridor, you will see 192 statues, 53 murals and 108 stambhs that display stories about Shiva from the scriptures.
The sandstone used for the corridor is said to be sourced from Rajasthan. Craftsmen from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Odisha have worked to create the artistic displays.
Facilities within the corridor complex include a parking lot, a park and playing area for children, the Triveni Museum, an open-air theatre which overlooks the Rudrasagar lake, restaurants and shops, etc.