PM Modi inaugurates Shree Kalika Mata temple at Pavagadh Hill
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the redeveloped temple of Shree Kalika Mata at Pavagadh Hill. The temple is among the oldest temples in the region and sees large number of devotees every year.
The redevelopment of the temple has been done in two phases. The first phase of redevelopment was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in April. This redevelopment includes expansion of the temple base and 'parisar' at three levels, installation of amenities like street lights, CCTV system etc.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude for his good fortune of being at the temple. He underlined the importance of the moment today when after 5 centuries and even 75 years after independence, ‘dhwaja’ sacred flag was hoisted on the temple. He said “Today, after centuries, the flag is once again hoisted on the top of the Pavagadh temple. This ‘Shikhar Dhwaj’ flag is not only a symbol of our faith and spirituality but this flag is also a symbol of the fact that centuries change, eras change, but the faith remains eternal.”
Referring to Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Kashi Vishvanath Dham and Kedar Dham, the Prime Minister pointed out “Today the spiritual and cultural glory of India is being restored. Today New India is proudly living its ancient identity along with its modern aspirations.”