Ujjain: A meeting of Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) was held on Wednesday at the Pravachan Hall of the temple. During the meeting, several decisions regarding Holi celebrations were taken.
Ahead of Dhulendi, ‘Holika’ will be torched with rituals at Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple premises on Thursday after ‘sandhya-arti’, and ‘gulal’ will be offered to Lord Mahakal thereafter. MTMC administrator Avadhesh Sharma also informed that from Friday onwards, the timings of ‘artis’ in the temple will be changed.
‘Bhasmarti’ will be performed between 4am to 6am, ‘dadyodak arti’ from 7am to 7.45am, ‘bhog arti’ from 10am to 10.45, ‘sandhya pujan’ from 5 pm to 5.45 pm, ‘sandhya arti’ will be performed from 7pm to 7.45pm and ‘shayan arti’ from 10.30pm to 11pm. The administrator further stated that only herbal colours will be used while playing Holi in the temple premises.
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Meeting of ‘shanti samiti’ held
In the view of the festive season, a meeting of the ‘shanti samiti’ was held on Wednesday at Avantika Sabhagrih at the Police control room. Management of cleanliness during the festive season was insisted during the meeting. Members of the committee also insisted on security issues in sensitive areas of the city. The meeting was participated by collector Sanket Bhondve, SP Sachin Atulkar, municipal commissioner Dr Vijay Kumar, Simahastha Fair Authority chairman Diwakar Natu and other concerned officials.