Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): On the occasion of Rang Panchami, devotees offered prayers at the Shree Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain on Sunday.
Devotees offered flowers to Lord Mahakal and also the colours which were prepared from Tesu flowers. Bhasma Aarti was performed in the court of Lord Mahakal in the morning. Lord Mahakal was anointed with milk, curd and water.
The temple priests showered gulal and colours on the devotees.
A temple priest said, "We did a special shringaar on Baba, we did aarti and offered colours to God which were specially prepared from Tesu flowers which are originally pure and natural. This is a festival celebrated in the whole Malwa province, especially Ujjain and Indore. We conducted a pooja for the well-being and peace of our devotees".
Devotees were overjoyed after witnessing Bhasma aarti in the morning.
"We came all the way from Canada. We came for bhasma aarti and we also enjoyed a lot while playing holi," Devotee said.
CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan took to Twitter to send his best wishes on the occasion of Rang Panchmi.
"Hearty congratulations to you on the festival of enthusiasm, gaiety and joy (Rangpanchmi) On this auspicious festival of colours, I wish that there should be happiness, prosperity, and success in everyone's life, enmity may end and harmony and affection increase. Best wishes!" CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan tweeted.
Devotees from all over the country come to Ujjain to play Holi with Lord Mahakal. This time the number of devotees increased a lot.
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