Ujjain: Mahashivratri celebrations begin at Mahakaleshwar Temple  

In Ujjain, Shiva is worshipped in the form of Bhootbhavan Mahakal

The holy Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri is being celebrated across the whole country with extreme fervour and on this occasion, the special Panchamrit Abhishek and Bhasmarti Puja were performed at Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. These sacred rituals were performed at 3 am on Tuesday morning. The devotees from all over the world have reached the Mahakal temple to attend this holy ritual.

The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated in Ujjain in a special way. In the holy month of Chaitra, in the courtyard of Rajadhiraja (Mahakal), the celebration of marriage ie Maha Shivratri takes place. Also, the Shiv Navratri Festival is celebrated on this occasion. The main event of Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the last day of the nine-day long Shiva Navratri festival.


Baba Mahakal was bathed with milk, curd, ghee, sugar and honey and was also anointed with the juices of all the fruits of this season, after which fragrant substances were offered with sandalwood paste. Mahakal was also adorned with Baba's favorite Vijaya. After this ritual, Baba was clothed with white clothes and then the process of making the ashes started. 

In Ujjain, Shiva is worshipped in the form of Bhootbhavan Mahakal. This Jyotirlinga is the only one Jyotirlingas, whose posture is south-facing. 

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