Ujjain: Holy fervor prevailed in Ujjain on the first Monday of the month of Shravan. Thousands of devotees poured into the Mahakaleshwar temple since early morning. Devotees began arriving the city from Saturday to worship Lord Mahakal in the holy month of Shravan.
Long queues were seen on both entrances general and VIP with an entry fee of Rs 251. According to details available over Rs 6 lakh have been collected by way of sale of VIP tickets. Ecstatic devotees were seen ‘Om namah shivay’ standing in the queues.
The doors of the temple were opened at 2.30 am on Monday. Kawadyatries were being allowed to enter from a different gate of the temple. However, the no entry was allowed in the sanctum of the temple. According to an estimate over one lakh devotees had reached the city to view lord Mahakal till Monday morning.
Other Shiv temples also remained crowed
Long queues were also seen at many other Shiv temples across the city on the first Monday of Shravan month. Devotees were seen in large numbers at Mangalnath, Jateshwar Mahadevand Freeganj Shiv temple.