Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the renovated Shree Kalika Mata temple at Pavagadh Hill in Gujarat’s Panchmahal district. At the temple, he also conducted Puja with customary customs. A ‘Dhwaja’ was raised at full mast atop the shrine by Mr. Modi. This majestic Mahakali temple’s sanctum sanctorum is composed of gold. It is one of the region’s oldest temples and draws a huge number of pilgrims.
- The Prime Minister told the crowd that this temple also represents Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and Sabka Prayas.
- The Prime Minister thanked God for his good fortune in being able to visit the temple.
- He emphasised the significance of the event, when Dhwaja, the sacred flag, was flown on the temple after five centuries and even 75 years after independence. This ‘Shikhar Dhwaj,’ he explained, is a symbol of the reality that centuries pass, eras pass, yet religion endures.
- Mr Modi added that ‘Garvi Gujarat’ is synonymous with India’s pride and glory, and that Pavagadh has been a centre of worldwide harmony with India’s historical variety. This pinnacle flag, according to Mr Modi, is not only a symbol of our faith and spirituality, but it also indicates that the pinnacle of faith is eternal throughout centuries of change.
- The Gujarat government, according to Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, has built several ancient and historic temples to enhance pilgrimage tourism in the state.
- Surendra Patel, president of the Pavagadh Temple Trust, estimates that almost two crore people visit the temple each year. The temple’s reconstruction was finished at a cost of 125 crore rupees.
- The Prime Minister stated during the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ that Gujarat has made significant contributions to the nation’s freedom struggle as well as growth.
- He claims that ‘Garvi Gujarat’ is connected with India’s pride and greatness. He stated that Panchmahal and Pavagadh have continued to fight for the pride in our history in the great tradition of the Somnath temple.
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- Chief Minister of Gujarat: Shri Bhupendra Patel