Top officials perform traditional worship of deity

Ujjain: Divisional commissioner AK Pandey, collector BM Sharma, IG V Madhu Kumar, Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee ( MTMC) administrator Jayanth Joshi and tehsildar Sunil Patil performed official worship of the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingam at 12 noon on Thursday to mark the Mahashivratri festival.

Top officials perform traditional worship of deity

Traditional worship was performed by Holkar and Scindia families by 11 priests under the guidance of Pt Ghanshyam Sharma.

Sehra Shringar aarti was performed at 11 pm. Lord Mahakal was offered a replica of Saptdhanya ( seven grains). A beautiful sehra ( crown of flowers) prepared of flowers weighing about 25 kg was offered at 11.30 pm. Darshan will remain opened for devotees till Friday night.

According to MTMC, special bhasmarti of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingam will be held at 12 noon on Friday. Notably, once a year, the bhasmarti is performed in noon. Devotees will loot Sehra on Friday morning.

Garbh- grah entry will remain restricted after bhogaarti that will be held at 10: 30 am. Next aarti will be held at 2: 30 pm. Entry will be restricted to the temple between 11 am and the conclusion of Bhasmaarti on Friday. Only pass- holders will be given entry into the temple from Bhasmaarti Dwar and Pravachan Hall.

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