Ajay Neema, Ujjain. Being the first Monday of the month of Shravan, there is an influx of devotees in the Shiva temples since morning. Devotees started queuing since late night to have darshan at Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar temple. The bhasmarti of Baba Mahakal started at 2.30 in the morning. In which thousands of devotees took darshan. The month of Shravan is considered to be the most favorite month of Lord Bholenath. It is believed that by worshiping Shiva in the month of Shravan, one gets immediate relief from all troubles.
Today, on the first Monday of Shravan, special bhasmarti of Baba Mahakal was performed at Mahakaleshwar temple. Before Bhasmarti, Baba was bathed with water and Maha Panchamrit Abhishek was performed. In which anointing was done with milk, curd, ghee, honey and fruit juices. After the consecration, Bholenath was attractively decorated with cannabis and sandalwood and the Lord was made to wear clothes.
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After this, ashes were offered to Lord Mahakal. After being reduced to ashes, Baba was cremated with cymbals, drums and conch shells. Devotees specially wait for this day, so today there is an atmosphere of enthusiasm and joy in the court of Mahakal since morning.
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There is also a tradition of taking out the ride of Baba Mahakal on Mondays in the month of Shravan-Bhado. That’s why Baba’s ride will also be taken out this evening. It is believed that in order to know the condition of his subjects, King Mahakal goes on a tour of the city in the form of a ride. Here lakhs of devotees wait for hours on the roadside to see Baba’s ride and consider themselves blessed by getting a glimpse of Mahakal.
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