Oct 13, 2022
Our today's edition of Current Affairs is here. Read to know more about Mahakal Temple in Ujjain. Also, find the topic's relevance to the UPSC CSE syllabus below:
Mahakal Temple, Jyotirlinga, Mahakaleshwar Corridor, Ujjain, Kalidasa, Meghdutam, Shakti Peeth, Jantar Mantar.
Consider the following statements regarding Mahakal Temple:
1) It is North facing Jyotirlinga Located in Ujjain City of Madhya Pradesh.
2) It is one of the 18 Shakti Peethas.
3) Meghadutam, an ancient text composed by Kalidasa, gives a description of the Mahakal temple.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Read the blog till the end to know the answer to this question.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mahakaleshwar Corridor, constructed in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.
Puranas say that Lord Shiva pierced the world as an endless pillar of light, called the jyotirlinga. There are 12 jyotirlinga sites in India, considered a manifestation of Shiva.
|Sr. No||Jyotirlinga Site||Located at|
|3||Mallikarjuna||Nandyala, Andhra Pradesh|
|4||Omkareshwar||Mandhata, Khandwa, in Madhya Pradesh|
|9||Viswanath||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|11||Rameshwar||Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu|
|12||Mahakal||Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh|
Watch this video on Ancient & Medieval History by Hemant Jha sir, to enhance your knowledge for UPSC CSE 2023 preparation.
Also Read: Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project
Now that you have reached here, the answer to the question we asked in the beginning is Option (b) 2 and 3 only.
News Source: The Indian Express
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