Ujjain, October 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is restoring its glory and prosperity and the whole world and humanity will benefit from this.
Addressing a public function after dedicating Phase I of the Mahakaal Lok Project to the nation, and performing pooja and aarti at the inner sanctum of the Mahakaal temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister said India has remained immortal for thousands of years due to its spiritual confidence.
He said in order to reach the pinnacle of success, it is necessary that the nation touches its cultural heights and stands proudly with its identity.
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."
PM Modi said the cultural philosophy of India is once again reaching the summit and getting ready to guide the world.
"New India of today is moving forward with its ancient values while also reviving the tradition of science and research along with faith. Religion for India means collective determination of our duties," he said.
The Prime Minister began his address by hailing Lord Mahakal and said, " Jai Mahakaal! 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 'Mahakaal Lok'. There is nothing ordinary in the company of Shankar. Everything is supernatural and extraordinary. It is unforgettable and unbelievable."
The Prime Minister said that if one receives the blessings of Mahakaal, then the existence of Kaal (time) ceases, the boundaries of time dissolve, and the journey from nothingness to infinity begins.
He further added that Ujjain has not only been the centre of India according to astrological calculation but it has been the centre of India's soul too.
Development work on the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is going at a rapid pace, said PM Modi.
The Prime Minister explained his concept of the importance of Jyotirlingas.
The Prime Minister explained that Lord Mahakal is the only Jyotirlinga which is facing south and these are such forms of Shiva, whose Bhasma Aarti is famous all over the world
He is also eternal and indestructible. Therefore, where there is a Mahakal, there are no boundaries of periods.
Recalling history, he talked about invaders like Iltutmish who made efforts to destroy the energy of Ujjain.
He 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.
Throwing light on India's space missions like Chandrayaan and Gaganyaan, he remarked that today India is also launching satellites of other countries into space.
-PTC News with ANI inputs