PM lays foundation stone of Shri Kalki Dham Temple in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Shri Kalki Dham Temple in Sambhal district, Uttar Pradesh today. The Prime Minister also unveiled the model of Shri Kalki Dham Temple. Shri Kalki Dham is being constructed by Shri Kalki Dham Nirman Trust whose chairman is Acharya Pramod Krishnam. The program is being attended by many saints, religious leaders and other dignitaries.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the land of Lord Shri Ram and Lord Shri Krishna is once again filled with devotion, emotion and spirituality today as the foundation stone of another significant pilgrimage is being laid. Shri Modi expressed gratitude on getting the opportunity in laying the foundation stone for Shri Kalki Dham Temple in Sambhal and also expressed confidence that it will emerge as a new center of India’s spirituality. PM Modi conveyed his best wishes to all citizens and pilgrims from around the world.

Mentioning the 18 year wait for the inauguration of the Dham, the Prime Minister said that it seems that there are many good works that have been left for him to accomplish. He said with the blessings of the people and the saints he will continue to clear unfinished tasks.

Noting that today is the Jayanti of Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj, the Prime Minister credited Shivaji Maharaj for today’s cultural revival, pride and confidence in our identity. The Prime Minister paid homage to Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj.

Throwing light on the architecture of the temple, the Prime Minister elaborated that it will have 10 garbh grihas where all 10 avatars of the Lord will be seated. Through these 10 avatars, PM Modi explained that the scriptures have presented all forms of the Lord including the human form. “In life, one can experience the consciousness of Lord”, the Prime Minister continued, “We have experienced Lord in the form of ‘Sinh (lion), Varah (boar) and Kachhap (tortoise)’”. He said that the establishment of the Lord in these form will present a holistic image of the people’s recognition of the Lord. The Prime Minister thanked the Lord for the blessings to give him the opportunity to lay the foundation stone of Shri Kalki Dham temple. The Prime Minister also bowed before all the saints present on the occasion for their guidance and also thanked Shri Acharya Pramod Krishnam.

The Prime Minister said that today’s event is another unique moment for India’s cultural renaissance. Referring to the consecration of Shri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya Dham and recent inauguration of the temple in Abu Dhabi, the Prime Minister said “What was beyond imagination has now become a reality”.

The Prime Minister underlined the value of such events coming in quick succession. He continued talking about the spiritual regeneration and mentioned Vishwanath Dham in Kashi, transformation of Kashi, Mahakaal Mahalok, Somnath and Kedarnath Dham. “We are moving with the mantra of ‘Vikas bhi Virasat Bhi’ – Heritage with Development” he said. He once again juxtaposed revival of spiritual centers with the high-tech urban infrastructure, temples with establishment of new medical colleges, return of artifact from abroad with foreign investment. He said this indicates that the circle of time has moved. He recalled his call from the Red Fort – ‘Yeh hai Samaya hai Sahi Samay Hai’ and emphasized the need for embracing this arrival.

Recalling the consecration ceremony of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya, the Prime Minister reiterated the beginning of a new ‘kaal chakra’ (circle of time) since 22 January, 2024 and highlighted impact of Shri Ram’s rule which lasted for thousands of years. Similarly, with Ram Lalla being seated now, India is beginning its new journey where the resolve for a Viksit Bharat in the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal  is not merely a desire. The Prime Minister said, “India’s culture and tradition has lived through this resolve in every time period”. Speaking about Acharya Pramod Krishnam ji’s research and study about the forms of Shri Kalki, the Prime Minister highlighted the aspects and scriptural knowledge and informed that Kalki’s forms will determine the path of the future for thousands of years, similar to Lord Shri Ram.

“Kalki is the initiator of change in the kaal chakra and is also a source of inspiration”, the Prime Minister remarked. He said that Kalki  Dham is going to be a place dedicated  to the Lord which is yet to be incarnated. He highlighted that such a concept about the future was written in the scriptures hundreds of thousands of years ago. Shri Modi lauded Acharya Pramod Krishnam for taking forward these beliefs with full faith and also devoting their lives to it. He pointed out the long battle fought by Acharya ji with the previous governments for the establishment of Kalki temple and mentioned visits to the court for the same. Recalling his recent interaction with Acharya ji, the Prime Minister said that he had known him only as a political personality but came to know his dedication towards religion and spirituality. “Today, Pramod Krishnam ji has been able to start the temple’s  work with peace of mind”, the Prime Minister said expressing confidence that the temple will be a proof of the positive outlook of the present government towards a better future.

The Prime Minister said that India knows how to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. He highlighted the resilience of Indian society in the face of a series of invitations. “In today’s India’s Amrit Kaal, the seed of India’s glory, height and strength is sprouting”, he added.  He further said that as the saints and religious leaders are constructing new temples, he has been tasked with the construction of the temple of the nation. “Day and night I am working for the grandeur and expansion of the glory of the temple of nation”, he added. “Today, for the first time, India is at a stage where we are not following but setting an example”, PM Modi emphasized. Listing the results of this commitment, the Prime Minister mentioned India turning into a hub of digital technology and innovation, India becoming 5th largest economy, success of Chandrayaan, modern trains like Vande Bharat and Namo Bharat, upcoming bullet train, a strong network of hi-tech highways and expressways. This accomplishment, the Prime Minister said, is making Indians feel pride and “this wave of positive thinking and confidence in the country is amazing. That is why today our capabilities are infinite, and the possibilities for us are also immense”.

PM Modi stressed that “a nation gets energy to succeed through collective”. He saw a grand collective consciousness in India today. “Every citizen is working with the spirit of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas”, He added.

The Prime Minister listed the efforts of the last 10 years – more than 4 crore pucca houses under PM Awas Yojana, 11 crore toilets, electricity to 2.5 crore families, piped water for more than 10 crore households, free ration for 80 crore citizens, subsidized gas cylinders for 10 crore women, 50 crore Ayushman Cards, Kisan Samman Nidhi for 10 crore farmers, free vaccine during the pandemic, Swachh Bharat.

The Prime Minister credited the citizens of the country for the speed and scale of the government’s work. He underlined that people of today are helping the poor avail the benefits of government schemes and taking part in the campaign for 100 percent saturation. He remarked that the spirit of service to the poor has come from India’s spiritual values which inspire ‘Nar mein Narayan’ (existence of God in the people). He reiterated his appeal to the country to the five principles of ‘building aViksit Bharat’ and ‘taking pride in our heritage’.

The Prime Minister said “whenever India takes big resolutions, divine consciousness definitely comes among us in some form or the other to guide it.” Referring to the philosophy of Gita, the Prime Minister stressed the need for relentless action. “In this ‘Kartavya Kaal’ for the next 25 years, we have to achieve the pinnacle of hard work. We have to work selflessly keeping service to the country at the forefront. What benefit the nation will get from our every effort, this question should come first in our mind. This question will offer solutions to the collective challenges of the nation” The Prime Minister concluded.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath, and Pithadheeshwar of Shree Kalki Dham, Acharya Pramod Krishnam were present on the occasion among others.