Ujjain : On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the court of the world famous Mahakaleshwar temple is decorated with kites. On this occasion, the temple’s sanctum sanctorum and Nandi Hall were decorated with kites. In Bhasma Aarti, Lord Mahakal was offered sesame laddus. In Mokshadayini Kshipra, the bath has its own importance on this day, but due to Corona, there was a ban on the bathing of devotees. Police were seen preventing devotees from taking bath at the Ghats.
Ujjain has a tradition of celebrating all festivals first in Mahakaleshwar temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Just like Diwali, Holi, New Year and other festivals are celebrated in the early morning in the Mahakal temple. Today, during Bhasma Aarti, the makeup of Baba Mahakal was done with sesame seeds.
Mahakal appeared in the form of Ardhanarishvara. The sanctum sanctorum and Nandi hall of the temple were decorated with small colorful kites. There is a ban on the entry of devotees into Nandi Hall Griha due to the Kovid guide line. There is a lot of kite flying in Ujjain on Sankranti. Kite flying enthusiasts are seen flying kites on their roofs since morning.
Devotees from far and wide reach Ujjain on Makar Sankranti and take bath in Maa Mokshadayini Kshipra. After this Baba reaches the court of Mahakal to have darshan. Due to Corona, this time the administration has banned the bathing of devotees in Kshipra. Police have been put on the ghats, so that no devotee can take a bath in the Kshipra river.
Priest Ram Sharma told that the court of Lord Mahakal is decorated with kites on Makar Sankranti. Lord Mahakal has been adorned with sesame seeds in the aarti.