Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the redeveloped Kalika Mata temple at Pavagadh Hill in Gujarat’s Panchmahal district. The redevelopment of the temple has been done in 2 phases. The inauguration of the first phase done by the Prime Minister earlier this year in April. The foundation stone of the redevelopment was laid by the Prime Minister in 2017. He focused the importance of the moment when after five centuries and even 75 years after Independence, 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 is also a symbol of the fact that centuries change, eras change, but the faith remains eternal.”
Modi prayed, “Mother, bless me so that I continue to serve the people of the country as a servant of the people with more energy, sacrifice and dedication. Whatever strength I have, whatever virtues I have in my life, I should continue to dedicate it for the welfare of the mothers and sisters of the country.”
Modi pointed out that ‘’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.” Alongwith centres of faith, new possibilities of our progress are emerging and this grand temple at Pavagadh is part of that journey, he said. He said that this temple also symbolizes ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’.