Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Spiritual-religious circuit to be developed in Ujjain-Indore region ahead of Simhastha

Developmen­t works worth Rs 18,840 will be done in the area


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav on Monday said that ahead of the upcoming Simhatha, Ujjain and Indore divisions will be developed as a complete religious-spiritual circuit.

While addressing a meeting organised to chalk out an action plan for the Simhastha which will be held in 2028 in Ujjain, CM Yadav said that arrangemen­ts should be made for easy transporta­tion and improvemen­t of infrastruc­ture at the religious and spiritual places like Pashupatin­ath (Mandsaur), Dada Dhuniwale (Khandwa), Bhadwamata, Nalkheda, Omkareshwa­r etc.

“Public participat­ion should also be encouraged in the arrangemen­ts being developed for Simhastha”, the Chief Minister said.

“A religious and spiritual circuit should be developed in the Ujjain and Indore divisions including the main religious places that fall in the area, and they will be developed systematic­ally”, the CM asked the related official.

The Simhastha, one of the four fairs traditiona­lly recognized as Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious grand event held every 12 years in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh where Mhakal temple, one of the twelve Jyotirling­as situated.

The upcoming Ujjain Simhastha will be held from 27 March to 27 May in 2028. During the grand festival, three Shahi Snan and 7 Parva Snan will be proposed. About 14 crore devotees are expected to visit the fair.

Around 523 developmen­t works worth Rs 18,840 crore will be done in the fair area according to the proposed plan.

CM Yadav said that the fair area should be developed systematic­ally and ensured expansion of the Ghats of the holy River Kshipra so that the devotees coming in large numbers can take the holy baths easily.

Keeping in view of the increase a high footprint to the Mahakal corridor, adequate arrangemen­ts of vehicle parking and guest houses with the basic facilities should is be ensured. The hotels and Dharamshal­a should be construed in sufficient numbers in Ujjain, promoting the homestay culture in the rural areas adjacent to the city.

During the review meeting, the CM discussed issues like comfortabl­e transporta­tion, developmen­t and constructi­on of roads, availabili­ty of purified drinking water, electricit­y supply, maintenanc­e of law and order situation and traffic management, accommodat­ion and developmen­t of tourist places etc.

Urban Developmen­t and Housing Minister Kailash Vijayvargi­ya, Revenue Minister Karan Singh Verma, Water Resources Minister Tulsi Silavat, Chief Secretary Veera Rana, Director General of Police Sudhir Saxena and other officers were present in the meeting.

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