PM Modi inaugurates world's first Vedic clock, learn about its unique features
PM Modi inaugurates world's first Vedic clock, learn about its unique features

Ujjain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Vikramaditya Vedic Clock, based on the Indian Panchang or time calculation system, in Ujjain city, Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday. During the event, PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for development projects worth nearly 17,000 crores.

Pride for Ujjain
Ujjain, home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Mahakaleshwar, has always been the center for time calculation. It lies on the Tropic of Cancer and is considered the birthplace of the planet Mars. It is from here that the Vikram Samvat calendar, along with auspicious timings, is followed worldwide. Hence, the world's first Vedic clock has been installed on an 80-foot tower in the Jivaji Rao Vedhshala.

Clock at 80 feet height
The clock's special feature is that it will display a duration of 30 hours between one sunrise and the next. According to Indian Standard Time, an hour comprises 48 minutes instead of 60 minutes. It will also display different auspicious moments along with Vedic time.

Operable via mobile phones
The clock's technician, Sushil Gupta, explained that the Vedic clock is based on our traditional time calculation methods. With its 30-hour Vedic calculation, the clock will display auspicious timings and can also be operated via a mobile app. The clock, installed on an approximately 80-foot watchtower, was placed using a crane approximately 150 feet tall. It will undergo testing before its full operation.

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