Numerous devotees thronged Mahakaleshwar temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district to supply prayers on the event of the fifth ‘Shravan Somvar’
The devotees began queueing up in the early morning to hunt the blessings of Lord Shiva on the temple they usually additionally participated in a special ‘Bhasma Aarti’ of Baba Mahakal performed right here on the event.
‘Bhasma aarti’ (providing with ashes) is a well-known ritual right here. It is performed in the course of the ‘Brahma Muhurta’ round 3:30 and 5:30 in the morning.
According to the priest of the temple Gaurav Sharma, earlier than the Bhasma Aarti, the holy tub of Baba Mahakal with water and Panchamrit Mahabhishek have been performed in which the Lord was anointed with milk, curd, ghee, honey, and fruit juices. After that Baba Mahakal was embellished with bhang, sandalwood, after which dressed in garments. Thereafter, Bhasma Aarti was performed amid the beating of drums and blowing of conch shells.
‘Sawan’ also referred to as ‘Shravan’ is the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar, and is taken into account as one of many holiest months. Every Monday throughout this era is considered a extremely auspicious time to quick and search the blessings of Lord Shiva.
According to spiritual beliefs, Shravan month is taken into account to be the favorite month of Lord Shiva. It is believed that by worshipping Lord Shiva in this era, individuals get speedy reduction from their troubles. This 12 months Sawan will final for 59 days, from July four to August 31.
Besides, there’s a custom of taking out Baba Mahakal’s sawari (trip) on Mondays in the month of Shravan-Bhado. Therefore in the present day Baba Mahakal’s trip may also be taken out. It is believed that in order to search out out the situation of the individuals, Baba Mahakal goes on a tour of town. The devotees look forward to hours on the roadside to witness the trip and contemplate themselves blessed to get a glimpse of Mahakal.