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Watch: PM Modi performs puja at Lord Mahakal temple in Ujjain

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Bhopal, Oct 11: Dressed in traditional dhoti and gamcha (stole), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday performed puja with rituals at Lord Mahakal temple in Ujjain.

PM Modi entered the sanctum sanctorum of the Lord Mahakaleshwar temple, one of the 12 'Jyotirlingas' of Lord Shiv, at around 6 PM.

PM Modi performs puja at Lord Mahakal temple in Ujjain

After arriving at the inner sanctum, the Prime Minister performed pooja and darshan and prayed with folded hands before Lord Shri Mahakal in presence of the temple priests.

After performing aarti and offering pushpanjali, the Prime Minister sat in the south corner of the inner sanctum and meditated while mantras were chanted. PM Modi meditated for 10 minutes by holding a bel patra (leaves of bel tree), which are considered sacred for Lord Shiv, and a Rudraskh mala in the sanctum sanctorum.

The Prime Minister also sat next to the Nandi statue and prayed with folded hands.

The Prime Minister went on to unveil the plaque to mark the dedication of Shri Mahakal Lok. The Prime Minister also met the temple saints and had a brief conversation with them. The Prime Minister then visited the Mahakal Lok temple complex and took a walk and viewed the Saptrishi Mandal, the Mandapam, Tripurasura Vadh and Navgarh.

The Prime Minister also witnessed the murals along the path based on stories about the act of creation, the birth of Ganesha, story of Sati and Daksha among others from Shiva Purana.

PM Modi later watched a cultural programme that was showcased on occasion and witnessed the Malkhamb performance at Mansarovar. This was followed by darshan at the Bharat Mata Mandir.

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