Ujjain : The common man was once again not spared, even at the house of Lord Mahakaleshwar, as on Monday the high and mighty used their influence and entered into the Garbha Griha and created a commotion, while the common pilgrims behind the rails was gasping to see their deity in his divine form.

BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya who along with his supporters broke into the temple laws with impunity, while the common pilgrims behind the railings on the Nandi Halls was gasping and clamoring to see the deity during the Bhasmaarti of Monday. Kailash Vijavargiya along with his supporters had reached the temple early morning with an intention to participate in the

Bhasmaarti. He was accompanied by Indore based bus operator Golu Shukla and around 30 supporters of BJP.

While according to the laws the Bhasmaarti permission for any certain are allotted two days ago and none of the pilgrim can enter the garbha griha during Bhasmaarti. The preists on the spot took objection over the presence of Vijayvargiya and his supporters, as the arguments grew additional administrative officer Dharmraj Pradhan also reached the temple and tried to talk Vijavargiya, but Vijayvargiya allegedly scolded the official and told him to perform his duty properly. After this the official felt it better to leave the issue and let the activities continue. During this whole commotion the other pilgrims suffered.

The security condition of the temple also remained questionable as according to sources around 300 persons entered the temple without standing in queue and permission from the ‘Naivedya Dwar’ after the door was swung open by unknown person for short moment. The sudden burst of the devotees inside the temple also created a panic inside. On the other hand the Pandas and Pujaris of the temple are angry over the administration, which has repeatedly failed to maintain the laws inside the city. This is the second incident in 15 days, where a VIP had broken the law inside the temple.

Pt Dilip Guru said, no one except the Pujari cam enter the garbha griha during the Bhasmaarti, this has been history of the temple for centuries. The MTMC should observe caution when implementing the laws. Around a week ago MLA Mohan Yadav had entered the garbha-griha during Bhasmaarti.

Norms violation is a daily affair at Mahakal Mandir

Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) seems helpless and is unable to stop the influential people from entering in the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Mahakaleshwar during the Bhasmaaarti. Baneshwari Kavad Yatra convener, Golu Shukla attended the bhasmaarti while standing inside the sanctum sanctorum and flouted all the rules setup by the MTMC. According to the rules, only priests could remain inside during the bhasmaarti. Additional Temple Administrator, Dharmraj Pradhan was also present in the temple during the bhasmaarti. When Temple Administrator RP Tiwari was contacted, he was seen avoiding the whole issue and just said ‘Officers are not capable enough to stop the politicos entering in the sanctum sanctorum’. Few days ago, State Spokesperson of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Roop Pamnani had said, officials of the MTMC are disrupting and unable to handle the management of the temple. On the first Monday of the Shraavan month, MLA of the south constituency of the city Mohan Yadav had attended the bhasmaarti standing inside the sanctum sanctorum. MTMC had also been caught in the state of dilemma on the issue of Mohan Yadav’s entry in the sanctum sanctorum before media. Both the government officials and the politicos of the ruling party were seen passing the bucks on each other on the whole matter. According to the sources, Shukla managed to enter inside the sanctum sanctorum because of his close connections with one of the national political leader of the ruling party. On being contacted Additional Temple Administrator Dharmraj Pradhan said, “I didn’t have the information about the presence of Golu Shukla inside the sanctum sanctorum; he might have entered with the permission of the priests”.

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