You can't offer MILK, sugar to Shiva at Mahakal

New Delhi, Oct 25: The Supreme Court has approved new worship norms for Lord Mahakal Temple in MP’s Ujjain and now RO water will be used for ‘jal abhishek’. 

 

While hearing the petition seeking to protect the Ujjain's Mahakal Jyotirlinga, the Supreme Court has given a big order. It has also expressed satisfaction over the proposal of the Mahakal Mandir Committee. 

As per the fresh order of Apex Court, only half litre of RO water will be used for Mahakal's Jalabhishek and devotees will be allowed to offer only 1.25 litre of Panchamrit. 

According to the order of the court, only cotton cloth will be offered on the Shivling during 'bhasmarati'. After the end of Jalabhishek at 5 pm, the entire sanctuary will be dried. Supreme Court has also banned the use of sugar powder. The petitioner and other parties have given 15 days for objection and suggestions.

The next hearing of the case will be on November 30

 

 

Background: 

An expert committee from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Geological Survey of India (GSI) recently visited the Mahakaleshawar Temple in Ujjain to examine the extent of damage that has been caused to the Shivalingam by the ritualistic offerings.

The Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Shivalingam is one of the 12 Jyotirlingams and is visited by millions of devotees throughout the year. The devotees visiting the temple also offer water, milk, honey, ghee and ash as part of the rituals to the lingam.

 

News24 Bureau